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Donald Twait

November 30, 1924 — October 17, 2014

Life History for Donald Twait
Donald Wayne Twait was born on November 30, 1924 near Cylinder, Iowa to Gus and Lavina (Olson) Twait. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Cylinder, IA. On July 31, 1945 Donald was united in marriage to Marjorie Naig in Fairville, IA. Donald served his country in the U S Navy from 1945 - 1947.The couple farmed near Fenton, IA for 28 years. In 1974 they moved to a farm near Alexandria, MN.
One of Donald's favorite past times was fishing. He also enjoyed reading, watching sports and playing on the Osakis Lutheran Church dart ball team.
Donald passed away peacefully at the Peaceful Bliss Assisted Living in Alexandria, MN on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at the age of 89 years. He was a much loved father who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Donald is survived by his five children, Wayne Twait of Emmetsburg, IA, Kenneth Twait of Alexandria, MN, Gary Twait of San Diego, CA, Marjean (Lee) Johnson of Emmetsburg and Craig Twait of Alexandria; 4 grandchildren, Brad Twait, Monica (Scott) Hoch, Marilee (Jon) Lace and Melissa (Joel) Butz; 5 great grandchildren, Jon and Olivia Lace, Erin and Shay Hoch and Grace Butz; a sister, Marjorie (Dale) [Twait-Naig] Jensen of Estherville, IA and a sister-in-law, Joann (Arden) [Naig] Twaiten of Emmetsburg, IA; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marjorie on June 6, 2008, an infant daughter, a grandson; six brothers and four sisters.
A memorial service for Donald was held on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN from 2 - 5 pm. Honorary casketbearers were Roger Akervik, Buster Fiedler, Lydell Gayken, Loren Kakac, Jason Moundson, Jason Sward and Allan Ward. A visitation will be held at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg, IA on Saturday, October 25 from 4 - 7 pm.
Arrangements are being handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN and the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg, IA.

  • Visitation and Memorial Service

    October 19, 2014
    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Roy-Hetland Funeral Home

    Osakis, MN

  • Visitation and Memorial Service

    October 25, 2014
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Joyce Funeral Home

    Emmetsburg, IA

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