Clara A. Twedt - Austin

Clara Twedt

GRAND MEADOW — Clara Annabelle Twedt, 80, of Austin, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Grand Meadow Health Care Center, where she had resided for the past two weeks.

Clara A. Sukow was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Dexter, to Karl and Martha (Fuerstenberg) Sukow. After graduating from Austin High School in 1949, she worked for Hormel for 30 years. Clara was united in marriage to Dean Richard Twedt on Aug. 1, 1975, in Austin.

She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Her hobbies included bowling, reading, crossword puzzles, bingo, taking casino trips, and playing cards. She was a big fan of Minnesota sports, including the Twins, Vikings and Timberwolves.

Survivors include her children, Steven (Ann) Thompson of Lanesboro and step-daughter Jackie (Jerry) Reuter of Austin; four grandchildren, Bradley, Scott and Stacy Reuter and Kelly Twedt; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois M. Anderson and Dorothy Stern of Austin, Elizabeth J. (Betty) Kraby of The Villages, Fla.; and a brother, Leo A. Sukow of Albert Lea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean R. Twedt on Jan. 23, 2010; sisters, Helen G. Schlichting and Phyllis L. Myrhe; and brothers, Charles H. Sukow and George A. Sukow.


Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin, with Pastor Glenn Monson officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.

The family prefers memorials to Our Saviors Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.

Worlein Funeral Home in Austin is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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