Funeral service for Mark Alan Twait will be held Friday, April 25, at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Depew. The Rev. David Moore will officiate.
Inurnment will be in South St. John's Cemetery, Cylinder. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.
Mark Alan Twait, son of Gene and Della (Monk) Twait, was born March 16, 1961, at Chanute AFB in Rantoul, IL. Mark attended grade school in Cylinder and then began 7th grade at Emmetsburg Community School, graduating in 1979.
He later attended DMACC and the Culinary Institute of Iowa in Ankeny. He was employed as a chef for ten years, working at the Holiday Inn in Muscatine and the Emmetsburg Country Club. Mark then went to work for Precision Steel in Wilton, Iowa where he was employed for 16 years, before his health forced him to quit. He was a member of the Steel Workers Association.
Mark truly loved cooking and creating new recipes. He will certainly be remembered by his co-workers for his casseroles he would share with them for lunch. He enjoyed nature and being outdoors, especially hiking and going to Discovery Park in Muscatine. Mark was very proud of his black Dodge Challenger that he had purchased recently.
Mark passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, at the age of 53, after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Nona Twait and Thomas and Florence Monk.
He is survived by his parents, Gene and Della Twait of Emmetsburg; his brothers and sister, Delray Twait (Sandy) of Bellingham, WA, Jeffrey Twait (Lisa) of Algona, Eric Twait (Maria) of St. Croix, Falls, WI and Beth Will (Allen) of Cylinder; nieces and nephews, Myles, Toby and Candace Twait, Sam Will (Melissa) and their daughter, Harlee, Sara, Lindsay and Britni Will; seven step nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; as well as other relatives and many friends.
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