Jolaine Tweeten

May 7, 1933-Feb. 11, 2013

MARSHALL – A memorial service is planned for Jolaine Tweeten will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove, Iowa.

Jolaine died on February 11 at Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.

Jolaine Beverly Tweeten was born May 7, 1933, the daughter of Oscar and Olga (Haugen) Jordahl in Lake Mills, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at the Winnebago Lutheran Church just a few miles from her home. Jolaine graduated from Lake Mills High School and then enrolled in the Navy Hospital nursing program and received her nursing license in 1953. On Aug. 16, 1953, Jolaine was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart Arden Tweeten. She worked as an RN in the Forest City Hospital and farmed with Arden in Winnebago County until 1963 when they moved to a farm in Woolstock, Iowa. Jolaine was an active member of the Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church and she continued her nursing career at the Clarion Hospital. Jolaine and Arden enjoyed flying small planes for both farm business and pleasure and she obtained her own pilot’s license. Jolaine was also active in Weight Watchers and at one time was the leader of three different groups. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family and community. In December of 2003, she entered a new community at the Story City Bethany Manor Home. She later moved to a Sioux Falls assisted living facility. In June of 2007 Jolaine became a resident in Marshall at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center. She received devoted and loving attention from Arden and all of her caregivers.

Jolaine is survived by sons, Lon Tweeten and wife Darla of Woolstock, Iowa and Larry Tweeten and wife Jolene of Lexington, Ky.; daughters, Lori Afdem and husband David of Marshall and Linda Luneburg and husband Steven of Winterset, Iowa; sister, Noreen (Doug) Davis of Eagle, Idaho, and brother, Owen (Trish) Jordahl of Thatcher, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Olga Jordahl; husband, Arden; brothers, Burnell and Weldon Jordahl, and grandson, Brandon Tweeten.

Arrangements by:

Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors

Marshall, Minnesota