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In Memory of

Edwin Leo Tworek

March 1, 1931 - May 7, 2012

Obituary


Edwin L. Tworek passed away peacefully, Monday morning, May 7, 2012 with family by his side.

Ed was born March 1, 1931 in Duncan, Nebraska to Leo and Mary (Kosiba) Tworek. He attended school in Winter, WI and graduated in 1949. At a very early age Ed's love of nature and the forest was evident and after graduation he ventured off to Montana, Oregon and Northern California where he worked in the lumber industry. In 1956 he married Delores Coggins. They lived in the Fort Bragg area and later moved to Citrus Heights, CA...

Edwin L. Tworek passed away peacefully, Monday morning, May 7, 2012 with family by his side.

Ed was born March 1, 1931 in Duncan, Nebraska to Leo and Mary (Kosiba) Tworek. He attended school in Winter, WI and graduated in 1949. At a very early age Ed's love of nature and the forest was evident and after graduation he ventured off to Montana, Oregon and Northern California where he worked in the lumber industry. In 1956 he married Delores Coggins. They lived in the Fort Bragg area and later moved to Citrus Heights, CA where they raised their six children. Ed was employed at Aerojet Manufacturing in Sacramento, later being self employed as a land clearing contractor until he retired in 1986. In 1990 he married Lea Burns and moved to Hayward where they lived on Lac Courte Oreilles lake. Ed's talent for gardening was legendary, growing vegetables and beautiful flowers for sharing with friends, family and his church. He was most proud of his onions and became known as "The Onion Man". Those who knew him well speak of his amazing talent he had to entertain with his jokes and stories. Ed was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kiwanis Club and Parents Without Partners in Roseville, CA. Upon moving back to Wisconsin, he became an active member of the First Congregational Church, the Lions Club, The Gideons ministry and the CFO Christian Family camp. Ed loved bowling, playing pool, cribbage and any card game with his many friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Connie Verlin and his wife Delores. He is survived by his wife Lea; a brother Bernie (Kathy); sister Dorothy Carpenter; daughter Cindy (Albert) Paulus; sons George (Nancy), David (Ronda), Cris, Steven (Kerry), Lorne and Wayne; grandchildren Tangerie, Brandy, Kelly, Natasha, Cristi, Stevie, Ashley, Mercedes, Amber, Lorne Jr., and Elias; and five great-grandchildren.

All who knew Ed will remember him for his gentle spirit, integrity, love for family and friends and love for his Lord.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 11 at the First Congregational Church in Hayward with Pastor David Benson officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home in Hayward and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be designated to The First Congregational Church or CFO Camp Koronis Scholarship Fund.