Richard Earl Tweedy, age 81 of Crofton, Nebraska, died on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10:30 am at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with Rev Timothy Podraza officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be in the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton is assisting with the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be 2 of his grandsons, Bryan Tweedy and Donnie Schulte.
Dick was born on May 9, 1936 in Omaha, Nebraska to Ernest Adrian and Lola Maxine (Tague) Tweedy. He grew up in Omaha and graduated from South High School in 1954. He married Kathleen Smith on June 14, 1958 in Omaha and they made their home in Omaha where Dick managed the Union Station restaurant and then was the General Manager of the Birchwood Club. In 1972 they moved to Crofton where Dick owned and operated the Sports Stop Bar for about 20 years. He was then employed at Baldwin Filters in Yankton until he retired in 2001.
Dick was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He and Kathleen were volunteers at the Crofton Senior Center and he was a former marshal at the Crofton Lake View Golf Course. He enjoyed golfing, fishing for catfish, watching birds in his backyard, woodworking in his shop and cooking. He was a wonderful husband, father and had a special fondness for his grandchildren.
Dick is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Kathleen Tweedy of Crofton, 14 children, Rich Tweedy and Sue Lee of Omaha; Ray and Michele Tweedy of Yankton; Scott and Kay Tweedy of Castle Rock, CO; Colleen Terveer of Phoenix, AZ; Deanna and Calvin Schulte of Wynot, NE; John and Lori Tweedy of Highland Ranch, CO; Jim and Ivet Tweedy of Elkhorn, MD; Larry and Robyn Tweedy of Pierce, NE; Steve and Stacey Tweedy of Glendale, AZ; Dale Tweedy of Kearney, NE; Tom and Amy Tweedy of Oceanside, CA; Jenny and Cody Fuks of Blaine, WA; Christina and Nate Hebeisen of North Mankato, MN; and Joe Tweedy and Katie Pennell of Minneapolis, MN; 30 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren with 5 great grandchildren on the way, 3 brothers, Ernie and Bonnie Tweedy of Oxford, AR; Norman and Mary Jane Tweedy of Bellevue, NE; Alan Tweedy of Omaha and a sister, Betty and Bill Schipper of Glendale, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Tim Tweedy on December 13, 2017 at the age of 48, 2 brothers, Joseph and Ray Tweedy and a sister, Lois Groseto.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Kathy, Ray & Michele, & family, So sorry to hear of dick's passing. We will always remember him as a gentle and compassionate man. He always had time to visit with Gary's Mom & Dad as well as the rest of our family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Gary & Patty Suing
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Richard. He was a great person, and I will remember him in my prayers.
Rev. Michael D. Schmitz
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, Dad and Grandfather. What a great man was he and will be missed. May God bless you with the grace and strength to deal with the grief. hang on to the good memories.
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you family. Your Dad thought me so much about working and life. He will be missed by all that knew him.
John (Gus) Gustafson
So sorry to hear of Dicks passing we thought so much of the Tweety men and still do. My heart goes out to his family for their loss. God bless all of you.
Kathleen and family. Our sympathy to you all. Dick is well remembered by Omaha neighbors and friends . We are so sorry to hear of his passing. God bless you with the peace of precious memories.
Judy Carter Pollack
Dear Kathy and family, DelRae, myself and the kids all would like to express our sympathy for your loss. May God comfort you during this sad time.
Aunt Kathleen and family, my heartfelt and sincere condolences are with you all. Uncle Dick was a great and loving family man. His compassion of life and selflessness extended well beyond that of any man I know. He was a valuable mentor to me in my youth, which had a profound and positive impact in my life and direction. I have always been and continue to be extremely grateful to him for the guidance and advise he provided, guiding me in a positive direction in life. He will truly be missed by all who had the distinct pleasure of knowing him.
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