Melvin Tweedy

Melvin F. Tweedy, 70 of Olds, Iowa, formerly of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at his home.

He was born on June 24, 1953, at Lynch, Nebraska, the son of Harold William and Arbutus June (Pritchett) Tweedy.  He graduated from high school in Nebraska and went on to join the United States Marine Corps on December 16, 1971 and was honorably discharged on April 8, 1974.  Melvin was proud of his service to his country. He later graduated from Southeastern Community College in Burlington with a degree in engineering. Melvin was united in marriage to Tamara Cozad on December 29, 2001, in Muscatine, Iowa.  He was a hardworking man and enjoyed fishing, camping and playing pinochle.  Melvin was employed with West Liberty Foods of Mt. Pleasant as a maintenance engineer.

He is survived by his loving wife, Tamara of Olds, his children, Colleen Wilshusen, Melanie (Shane) Weimann, Jamie Tweedy and Daryl Rickheim, seventeen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, his sisters, Susan Pfannebecker and Joan Griff, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Christofer Michael Rickheim and Alex James Rickheim, one grandson, Brett Michael Rickheim, his twin brother, Calvin Tweedy, his brother, Fred L. Tweedy, a son-in-law, Jason Wilsshusen  and a nephew, Charles “J.R.” Relfe.

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Pleasant View Cemetery at Leshara, Nebraska with full military honors.  A time of food and fellowship will follow at 2 p.m. at the Leshara Community Center.  According to his wishes cremation has been entrusted to the care of Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant.  

Online condolences may be sent to the family at The Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, is caring for his arrangements.