Sioux Falls, SD (formerly Hartford)
July 19, 2022
Twyla Jeanne Zaske, age 83 of Sioux Falls passed away Tuesday, July 19 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
Twyla was born January 8, 1939 in Redwood Falls, Minn. to Erich and Bertha (Kreft) Muetzel. She was raised in Renville, Minn. and graduated from Renville High School in 1957.
Following graduation, Twyla worked at Kraft Heinz Food Company in New Ulm, Minn. for one year. On October 4, 1958, Twyla was united in marriage to Lowell Jerome Zaske at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Flora Township, Renville County, Minn. The couple resided on a farmstead in Renville and they soon became loving parents to their 5 kids. Later in life, Twyla worked at Walmart for four years in the fabric department.
In 2005, Lowell and Twyla moved to Hartford. Twyla enjoyed quilting, gardening, flowers and cooking. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Red Hat Ladies and a past member of Ladies Aid and Sunday school teacher at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Flora Township, Minn. Twyla also enjoyed volunteer work at the Leisure Living Care Center in Hartford, Renville Museum, and Red Cross Blood Mobile where she donated over 12 gallons of blood. However, her greatest passions were faith and spending time with family.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Lowell Zaske of Sioux Falls; children, Jenelle (Glenn) Mehlhaff of Sioux Falls, Wayland (Cindy) Zaske of Renville, Susanne (Rachel Graetz) Peters of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Annette (Tom) Cook of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; grandchildren, Gregory (Jennifer) Olsen, Elizabeth (Josh) Stevens, Kathryn (Tyler) Wynthein, Krystal (Leo) Zaske Södergren, Eric Mehlhaff, Christian Sladek and Rebecca Peters; great-grandchildren, Davyn Peters, Logan Peters, Sophia Zaske Santos, Nolyn Wynthein, Lincoln Olsen, Karl William Zaske Södergren, Brynn Wynthein and Madison Olsen; and siblings, Norma (Eugene) Chatelaine of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Ivan (Marlene) Muetzel of Cottage Grove, Minn. and Ramona (Larry) Breitkreutz of Renville.
Twyla was preceded in death by her parents, Erich and Bertha Muetzel; and their son, Gregory Jerome Zaske.
Funeral service at 2:30 pm, with family present began at 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 24 at Bethel Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. Interment Peace Memorial Gardens, Redwood Falls. A memorial service took place at 1:30 pm, Monday, July 25 at Zion Lutheran Church, Olivia, Minn.
Funeral services provided by Miller Funeral Home