LeRoy Conrad Twait, 91, of Crystal Lake, Iowa passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Mason City, Iowa surrounded by his family.
Funeral services for LeRoy Twait will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 70 5th Ave NW, in Britt with Pastor Lee Nelson officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Crystal Lake Township Cemetery in Crystal Lake with full military honors.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West, in Britt and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.
LeRoy Conrad Twait was born Sept. 30, 1921 in Cylinder, Iowa to his parents Gus and Lavina Twait. After attending Cylinder public schools, LeRoy went into farming. In December 1942, LeRoy enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country during World War II on board the Destroyer Escort USS Inch. LeRoy participated in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific War Theatres. The USS Inch was credited with sinking 4 German U-Boats during this time. LeRoy was discharged from the Navy in January 1946. LeRoy married his wife Phyllis on Jan. 28, 1947. LeRoy and Phyllis farmed near Crystal Lake, until his retirement in 1983.
LeRoy and Phyllis moved to the town of Crystal Lake where he lived during his retirement. LeRoy was an avid fisherman enjoying many fishing trips to Canada and Alaska. LeRoy also enjoyed reading, putting puzzles together, feeding the birds and watching them outside his window. Most of all, LeRoy enjoyed the many visits from his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
LeRoy is survived by his wife Phyllis of Crystal Lake; daughter Marcia of Plymouth, Minn.; sons LeRoy Jr. of Mankato, Minn., Charles of Shoreview, Minn., Allen of Forest City, Timothy and Marlene of Davenport, Dan and Janell of Forest City, Randy of Minneapolis, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; brother Donald of Alexandria, Minn.; sister Marjorie and Dale of Ringsted; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents Gus and Lavina, three sisters Emma, Anna, and Ethel, and five brothers Gay, Bernerd, Emmet, George, and Oliver.
Ewing Funeral Chapel
178 Center Street West
Britt, Iowa 50423