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Dorothy M. Twait 1920-2012

Mar 1, 2012

Funeral service for Dorothy M. Twait of Emmetsburg is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Depew. The Rev. David Moore will officiate.

Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be Friday, March 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Dorothy Mae Chism Twait, daughter of Grover and Iva (Wright) Chism, was born June 14, 1920, at her family’s home, near Rodman. She received her education in Cylinder graduating from Cylinder High School in 1938.

On Jan. 10, 1940, Dorothy was united in marriage to Oliver Twait at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union seven children were born.

Dorothy and Oliver farmed near Wallingford and Depew. Dorothy always had a large garden and canned many fruits and vegetables that she grew. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She took great pride in her home and taught all of her children to have a well kept home.

Dorothy was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Depew, where she taught Sunday School for several years. She was a devoted circle and WELCA member and was always willing to volunteer her services for any activities these groups were involved in. Dorothy also did quilting and volunteered at Ingham Lake Bible Camp. She had served as an auxiliary board member of Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg.

Dorothy and Oliver enjoyed traveling and going on fishing trips. They spent several winters in Pharr, TX, which they looked forward to each year. Dorothy was a faithful E-Hawk fan and always attended her children’s and grandchildren’s school activities and sporting events. Her family was very important to her and she loved being able to share these experiences with them.

Dorothy passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. She was 91.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oliver; a brother, Howard Chism; a sister, Viola Johnson; a son, Dale; a daughter-in-law, Carol Twait Lowe; and a great-granddaughter, Grace Dandurand.

She is survived by her children, Duane and Margaret Twait of Emmetsburg, Richard and Margaret (Peggy) Twait of Minnesota City, MN, Larry and Jan Twait of Sioux City, Lonny (Lon) and Linda Twait of Emmetsburg, Thomas (Tom) and Patricia Twait of Emmetsburg and Janet (Jan) and Jack Kusch of San Antonio, TX; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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