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Mar 1, 2012

Memorial service for Dwain Hildebrand of Emmetsburg will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Dwain Elmer Hildebrand, son of Elmer and Martha (Frisbie) Hildebrand, was born March 18, 1931, in Emmetsburg. He received his education at Emmetsburg High School. Dwain was employed at Wigdahl Hardware when he was a young boy and continued his employment there for 25 years.

Dwain married Connie Hase and they celebrated 42 years of marriage. They made their home in Emmetsburg. Dwain worked at Pamline and the City of Emmetsburg. After Pamline closed Dwain started a business out of his home, with Terry Sorenson, building pressure washers.

Dwain passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at his home in Emmetsburg, at the age of 80.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Donna Cole; a grandson; and a great granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Connie of Emmetsburg; his children, Sandy Hildebrand of Iowa City, Sharon Alderson of Emmetsburg, Karen Lechner of Columbia, MO, Karen Hamman of Fairmont, MN and Karla Alderson of Loveland, CO; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are a sister, Twila Iverson of Clinton; an uncle, Clarence “Bub” Frisbie of Emmetsburg; an aunt, Elna Hylland of Lake Mills; as well as many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be given to organizations that were very important to Dwain.

Condolences can be left at www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com


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.

Condolences can be left at www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com