Duane Ellsworth Tweten, 89, of Highland in rural Lanesboro, died Friday, January 5, 2018, at his home. Duane was born March 14, 1928, in Rushford to Reuben and Lillian (Reilly) Tweten. He and Maxine Jorde were married at Highland on March 17, 1951. They farmed in Highland for their entire married lives, in dairy, hogs and beef cattle. When younger, Duane enjoyed pheasant and deer hunting. Later he liked to shoot pool at the Highland store, and more recently playing cards and joining his friends for breakfast at Burdey’s in Peterson. He belonged to First Lutheran Church of Highland.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia (Alan) Kreidermacher of Altura and Sharon Tweten of Winona, five grandchildren; Jeremy (Stacy) Kreidermacher, Daniel (Tara) Kreidermacher, Debra Kreidermacher, Andy (Jessica) Kreidermacher and Peter Kreidermacher; great-grandchildren; Ethan, Cole, Jared, Austin, Megan, Kellen, Taylor and Brady. Duane was preceded in death by his wife Maxine in 2003, and by a brother, Virgil and a sister, Arlene.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 11 at First Lutheran Church in Highland, with Pastor Patricia Hinkie officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Hoff Funeral Service in Rushford and for one hour before services at the church on Thursday. Please share a memory of Duane at his online guestbook and view his video tribute, when it becomes available at hofffuneral.com.