May 15, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 20

Gerhard "Leonard" Tweten

1920-2013

Gerhard “Leonard” Tweten, 93, died of natural causes on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont.

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He was born July 21, 1920, on the family farm north of Nashua, Mont., the son of Jacob and Jensina Tweten. He was raised on the family homestead, attended a country school north of Nashua, and graduated from Nashua High School in 1939. He was in a CC Camp in Missoula before moving to Seattle where he worked with Boeing.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served on the U.S. Saratoga until 1945.

On Jan. 27, 1946, he married Selma “Sally” Vegge in Glas...

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