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Brian John Tweed

Brian John Tweed

Pequot Lakes

Brian John Tweed, 64, passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2012, surrounded by many loved ones after a courageous 12-year battle with colon cancer.

Brian was born March 27, 1948, in Pequot Lakes, Minn., the son of Lester and Vonnie (Holley) Tweed. Brian graduated from Pequot Lakes High School in 1966, lettering in many sports. Brian enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967, serving during the Vietnam War on USS Haleakala. Upon his return, Brian met and married his wife of 40 years, Teri Topp. They lived their entire married life together in Pequot Lakes.

Brian and his brother, Gary, took over Pequot Oil from their father in 1971, which they owned and operated until 1994. After the sale of their gas station, Brian worked for 13 years for UBC Lumber in Pequot. 

Brian enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping up at “The Lake,” feeding all of the wildlife in his yard, going on drives with his loyal friend, Murphy, and spending time with his grandkids that he loved dearly. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.

Brian is survived by his devoted wife, Teri; children, Heidi (Rick), Heather (Todd) and Hans; his beautiful grandchildren, Piepre, Zaynie, Izaak and Zofia; his mother, Vonnie Tweed; brother, Gary (Patricia) Tweed; sister, Shari (Gaynard) Brown; and many nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Tweed; infant brother, Jerry; and his in-laws, Leslie and Bette Topp.

Brian will be dearly missed by all who know and love him.

A casual celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Kline Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes with visitation one hour prior. Military honors will follow at Our Savior’s Cemetery in Pequot Lakes.

Arrangements are provided by Kline Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes.