John Twehus (Veteran)

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John Louis "Johnny" Twehus, age 62, of Jefferson City, died Friday, July 2, 2010, at his home.
He was born January 7, 1948 in St. Elizabeth, a son of the late William J. Twehus Sr. and Ludmilla A. (Boessen) Twehus. He attended St. Elizabeth R-4 School in St. Elizabeth. On January 4, 1975, John was united in marriage in Jefferson City to Nora Lea Green, who preceded him in death on January 12, 2000.
After leaving the family farm, John served in the United States Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart. After leaving the military, John worked in various construction firms and later co-owned Smith Construction Company, a home construction company. His last job was with the Cathedral of St. Joseph Catholic Church and School in Jefferson City as maintenance supervisor. John enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, and was known to have the best garden in his neighborhood. He enjoyed being with his family and especially his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by two sons: John A. Twehus of St. Elizabeth and Jerry L. Twehus of Jefferson City; three grandchildren: Ashley, Jacob and Wyatt Lee; his mother: Ludmilla Twehus of Jefferson City; six brothers: Joe (Lenora) Twehus of Jefferson City, Raymond Twehus of New Bloomfield, Jim (Annie) Twehus of Jefferson City, William (Judy) Twehus Jr. of Holts Summit, Alfred (Debbie) Twehus of St. Martins, and Bernie Twehus of Jefferson City; four sisters: Mary (John) Schaefer, Linda (Don) Colter, and Betty (Ray) Boes, all of Jefferson City, and Janet (Dennis) Davidson of Hartsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, father, and one brother, Harold Twehus.
Friends will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment with full military honors will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the family's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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