Robert Benjamin Tweto

07/01/1915 — 07/04/2003

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Abercrombie, North Dakota

Robert Benjamin Tweto

Robert ''Bob'' Tweto passed away on July 4, 2003. He was born to Ben and Dagmar Tweto on July 1, 1915, in Abercrombie, North Dakota. The Tweto family moved to Missoula, Montana when Bob was a young boy. He completed his twelve years of schooling in Missoula. He was in the Army Air Force from 1940 thru 1953, spending six years overseas. Upon returning home, he went back to school and graduated from the University of Montana and married the love of his life, Dottie Truxler in 1948. They moved from Missoula to Portland for a year and then settled in the Tri-Cities. His first job in the Tri-City area was selling propane gas and later he started his own business, Ben Franklin Appliance. In 1960, Bob sold the business and went to work for HUICO, Inc. and then onto Oxarc, retiring in 1980. He loved the game of golf and played on courses across the U.S. whenever he could. He was active for many years with the Kiwanis. Bob joined Meadow Springs Country Club in 1973. He was President of Meadow Springs Country Club in 1987 and was also active in Meadows North Homeowners Association for many years.

He is survived by his daughter Debbie Tweto Kilburn, his grandsons, Robert and John Faragher, his great granddaughter Ashleigh Faragher, his sister Hazel Chisholm, sister-in-law Margaret Wilburn and sister-in-law Nicki Tweto along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was the kindest of men and will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his family.

Per Bob's request there will be no formal services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice at 2108 West Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA, 99336, Benton Franklin Humane Society at 8620 West Gage Blvd., Kennewick, WA, 99352 or any charity of your choice.

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  • Debbie and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I have wonderful memories of him and your family from my childhood. The Twetos were a part of my growing up and I will always remember the laughter and good times that everyone had, whether it was camping or just having a get-together. I know Bob will be missed by all those who were lucky enough to have been touched by his thoughtfullness,kindness, and great sense of humor. Please accept my condolences. He’s a great man and will be missed.

    Jan “Flora” Olson

    Jan
    November 4, 2014
    W., Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Debbie and Family,

    My heart and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. “Uncle Bob” was truely one of the gentlest and kindest men that I have ever met. The fond memories of your mother and father, “Papa Al”, “Granner Me”, Aunt Margaret and all of our families during the holidays will be in my heart for ever. Continue to remember all the good times, smiles and laughter. God Bless you and your family.

    Bill Murray

    Bill Murray
    November 4, 2014
    Bakersfield, CA, US
  • I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Bob for 6 years at Huico, starting when I was still in college. Bob was a great help to me at that time, and was a good friend. Bob, Mickey and Jim McCune made that the best job I ever had.

    Rick Rutherford
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dad.

    I miss you and mom more and more every day

    I love you both and thank you for all you ever did for me

    I will be with you both soon and play a round of golf for me dad

    Debbie Kilburn Tweto
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US