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Virgil O. Twehous

Virgil O. Twehous, 89, of North Mankato, Minn., formerly of St. Paul, NE, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 28th at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul, NE. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. The Mass will also be for his wife, Leona V. Twehous, who died on Sept. 30, 2010. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul, NE is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Twehous was born on Dec. 27, 1922, at Wisner, NE, the son of John and Rose (Tichelkamp) Twehous. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Leona V. Uhing, on Nov. 3, 1948 at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Snyder, NE. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona; and two daughters, Mary Eckhardt and Michelle Wroblewski. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Tana Twehous of Wheat Ridge, CO and Keith and Debra Twehous of Montrose, CO; a daughter and three sons-in-law, Jacqueline and Dick Mulligan of North Mankato, MN, Roger Eckhardt of Hastings, NE and Ernie Wroblewski of Kearney, NE; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Ray and Mary Lou Twehous of Denton, TX, Omer and Midge Twehous of Arvada, CO and Gene Twehous of Grand Junction, CO; and one sister, Rose Vacha of Fort Calhoun, NE. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law and his wife, Norman and Ann Uhing of Omaha, NE. Virgil grew up on a farm near West Point, NE and graduated from West Point Academy High School in 1941. He loved to tell his children and grandchildren stories of life and adventures on the family farm. As a young man, he took night classes to become a welder. In 1944, he and his brother, Francis, opened their own successful welding and repair business in Scribner, NE. After his marriage to Leona, the couple lived in Grand Island, NE, where he worked as a welder and salesman for Island Supply Welding Company. They later moved to St. Paul, NE where Virgil worked for Walnut Grove Feed Company for 23 years as a livestock nutritionist. He and Leona lived in St. Paul for 48 years. In July 2009, they moved to Minnesota to be near their daughter Jackie and her family. Virgil enjoyed playing cards, working with stained glass, and spending time with his family and friends. They shared many weekends at their cabin on Sherman Lake fishing and boating. Some of Virgil and Leona’s best memories were of exploring the world with family and friends. They loved to travel. He was a longtime member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council No. 1918 of St. Paul, NE. In addition to his wife and daughters, he was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Francis, Leander and William Twehous; and one sister, Venita Wobken. Memorials are suggested to the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul, NE or to the donor's choice.

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My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Virgil whom I didn't have the opportunity to meet personally but am saddened nonetheless but anyone's death. I would like to share two passages that I have found to be a source of great comfort and encouragement during my times of grief and mourning and hope it has the same affect on you. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." And the One seated on the throne said: "Look! I am making all things new." Also, he says, "Write, because these words are faithful and true." - Revelation 21:4,5 "The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it." - Psalm 37:29

La Chelle Yates Jan 28 2012 12:00 AM

You all have our sympathy, love and prayers! Virgil and Leona were such a kind and special couple. It was an honor to have known them! Bob knew them when they were neighbors of Elmer and Irene and I knew Virgil because when he delivered in Ord, he ate at my parent's cafe and used to tease me all the time. We loved them both.

Bob and Diane Knuth Jan 27 2012 12:00 AM

"There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother." -Astrid Alauda Our Condolences to all in the Family. We will always remember Virgil for his passionate nature, intelligence, and humor. Love, Omer and Midge Twehous

Omer & Midge Twehous Jan 27 2012 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the Family. I have such fond memories of our trips to Nebraska and of waterskiing at Sherman Lake. May he rest in peace.

Ed Twehous Jan 27 2012 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Some of my earliest memories of Virgil and Leona are of our weekend trips to Nebraska to visit and how they opened there home to us. God bless you all and let the good memories bring you solace at this time.

Chris Veit Jan 25 2012 12:00 AM

Am sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad and Grand-dad. Lots of good memories of your Dad and my Parents. Gary Morse

gary morse Jan 25 2012 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many fond memories of times together at the lake with you all. We wish you all of God's blessings. May He comfort you and bring you His peace. Tim, Jan, Derek and Nicolle Glendening ( Family of Otto and Lois Zapp)

Tim Glendening Jan 25 2012 12:00 AM

So, sorry about Virgil, he was a very kind man. Virgil (and Leona) gave me an awesome oppurtunity many years ago and will always be greatful to him. Your in our thoughts and prayers! The Nick Jerabek family

Nick & Pam Jerabek Nicholas,Samantha & Joshua Jan 24 2012 12:00 AM

My Condolences to all in the Family. I will always remember Uncle Virgil and Aunt Leona for the wonderful, fun times we shared at Sherman Lake. Both Uncle Virgil and Aunt Leona always extended their compassion, understanding and generosity to me. They will be missed!

Donna Coates Jan 23 2012 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. My Mom, Rose Vacha, sends her condolences and love as well. We have many wonderful memories with Virgil. Especially the fun times we had at the lake and him teaching us how to water ski. We love you, Bill, Joyce and Lydia Hines and Aunt Rose

Bill and Joyce Hines Jan 23 2012 12:00 AM