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Lehman B. Tweeten

December 17, 1916 — October 20, 2013

Lehman B. Tweeten

FOREST CITY - Lehman Tweeten, 96, of Forest City, died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Forest City.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 25, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City, with Pastor Rod Hopp officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Forest City.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services, at the church.

Lehman Byron Tweeten was born on December 17, 1916, in Mt. Valley Township to Benny and Clara (Swenson) Tweeten. He was baptized at Winnnebago Lutheran Church and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Lehman received his education at Vatne School #8 in Mt. Valley Township and graduated from Forest City High School in 1935. He played clarinet in the first band at the Forest City High School.

Lehman was united in marriage to Delores Olson at Grant Lutheran Church on May 14, 1939. To this union, three children were born, Sonje, Byron and Nance. They farmed until 1968, when they purchased the Forest City Bakery. During this time, he served as President of the Chamber of Commerce. After selling the bakery, he worked for Teslow-Lichtsinn Motors, as a salesman. In 1983 he retired and spent his winters in McAllen, Texas, where he was an associate member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and a member of the choir.

He was a life- long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and sang in the choir for 30 years. He sang with community choirs, groups of four and the Forest City Barbershop Chorus. Music was his hobby. He was an avid golfer, and was a member of the Forest City Evening Lions Club.

Lehman is survived by his wife, Delores; his children, Sonje (Dennis) Brown, Byron Tweeten, and Nance (Tom) Sheimo; his grandchildren, Scott (Theresa) Brown, Jennifer (Brad) Salmon, Alison Tweeten, Trisca (Jameson) Mayberry; and great-grandchildren, Nick, Zack and Jacob Salmon, and Faith and Lily Brown; two sisters, Katherine Larson and Arlene Grimm; sister-in-law, Darlene Tweeten; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Orville and Walden.
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