Obituary for Eloyce Tweeten

Eloyce Janet Tweeten Age 84, of Northfield, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2020. Eloyce was born on June 2, 1935 in Forest City, IA to Arthur and Violet Hugelen. After graduating from St. Olaf College with a B.A. degree in music education in 1957, Eloyce taught vocal music for several years before marrying Luther Gilbert Tweeten of Lake Mills, IA on June 26, 1960. They first lived in Ames, IA where Luther was attending the university. In 1961 they went to Europe, bought a Volkswagen and visited 13 countries over three months. In 1962 they moved to Stillwater, OK […]

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Eloyce Janet Tweeten

Age 84, of Northfield, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2020. Eloyce was born on June 2, 1935 in Forest City, IA to Arthur and Violet Hugelen.

After graduating from St. Olaf College with a B.A. degree in music education in 1957, Eloyce taught vocal music for several years before marrying Luther Gilbert Tweeten of Lake Mills, IA on June 26, 1960. They first lived in Ames, IA where Luther was attending the university. In 1961 they went to Europe, bought a Volkswagen and visited 13 countries over three months.

In 1962 they moved to Stillwater, OK where they raised their family. In 1988 they moved to Columbus, OH after their children had grown. In December 2019 they moved to Northfield to be near their daughter.

Eloyce was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother and homemaker. Her passions included sewing, entertaining, decorating, traveling, volunteering, singing in the choir and playing the organ in church.

Eloyce was preceded in death by her mother, father and grandson Aidan Bosworth.

Eloyce is survived by her husband; four children Brent Tweeten (Jeannie), Lon Tweeten (Lynna), Deonne Gray (Charles) and Karyn Bosworth (Joseph); ten grandchildren Parker Tweeten, Brook Tweeten, Drew Tweeten, Clarice Tweeten, Cameron Gray, Jace Tweeten, Brynne Gray, Kylie Gray, Marshall Bosworth and Janelle Bosworth.

Private service and burial held. Public memorial gathering to be scheduled at a later date. Memorials preferred to St. Olaf College or Lutheran Social Services.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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16 Comments

  1. MARY TWEETEN MYERS Riceville, Iowa

    I did not know Eloyce personally but I did know her husband well while we were growing up. It has been years since I met Luther but he is in the memories of years ago. My sympathy to Luther and his family. May God enfold them in His arms and grant them comfort for today and their tomorrows. We sorrow from the loss but God had a need for her and she walked through the door to home.

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  2. Ken Moen

    On behalf of the Class of 1953 in Forest City, our Thoughts & Prayers are with the family of Eloyce. Tweeten. My Brother Jay Moen was in her class.

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  3. Leroy And Virginia Hushak

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Luther.

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  4. Department of AEDE at The Ohio State University

    The faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University offer our condolences to the Tweeten family at this difficult time.

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  5. Barry Ward

    My condolences to you and your family Luther.

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  6. Thomas Worley

    Luther, You and yours will be in my prayers for assurance and comfort in these days of loss.

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  7. Phoebe J Goodwin

    My sympathy to you and your family. Phoebe Goodwin

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  8. Jeffrey Hopkins

    A wonderful woman who will be greatly missed. My condolences to Luther and family.

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  9. Betty Jo Badger

    I am so sad to hear of the passing of Eloyce. My deepest sympathies to you, Luther, and to all the family. I have very fond memories of Eloyce.

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  10. John Pollock

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I fondly remember your Ag Policies class at OSU. John Pollock M.S. 1973

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  11. Ann Hentges

    We are sad to hear of Eloyce’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to the family. We have fond memories of her Playing organ at Zion, Stillwater. Such a talented lady.
    God’s love, peace and comfort. Harl and Ann Hentges

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    • Karyn Bosworth

      Thank you, Ann and Harl. Playing the organ at Zion brought my mom lots of joy, by pleasing others and God, with its “heavenly” sound. We all miss her, and Stillwater, and appreciate your remembrance. My siblings and I want to come to OK to visit sometime and hope to see you!
      Love Karyn & the Tweetens

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  12. Carlton and Arlene R

    Luther, we extend our condolences to you and your family. We have fond memories of the time we shared with you all at Zion Lutheran church in Stillwater.
    I know that my Redeemer lives…what comfort this sweet sentence gives, especially as we celebrate Easter today.

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    • Karyn Bosworth

      We appreciate your condolences Pastor & Arlene!  We share in those fond memories… of her, of Zion, and of her beautiful church music at Easter!  Yes, Christ Lives, and our mom too! –Hallelujah! Love, Karyn & the Tweetens

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  13. Jan Bartels

    We were saddened to learn that Eloyce had died. She will always be fondly remember at Zion for her beautiful playing of the organ. Our deepest sympathy to you, Luther, and your family.
    Ken & Jan Bartels

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    • Karyn Bosworth

      Thank you Jan & Ken for your thoughtful condolences. Your family was always so kind– My mom remembered you and Elizabeth well, and it’s nice that together we have fond memories of her.  Please continue to keep in touch!  We appreciate you. Stay well.
      Love, Karyn & the Tweetens

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