Francis Twiss Jr.
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Burial for Francis J. Twiss, 89, of
Lincoln, will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., on
Dec. 15 at 8:45 a.m.
Mr. Twiss died Nov. 22, 2008, at 12:24 a.m. at St.
John's Hospital in Springfield.
His funeral was at
Holy Family Catholic Church on Nov. 25 at 11:45 a.m.
The Rev. Jeffrey G. Laible officiated. Visitation
was at Peasley Funeral Home from 10 until 11:30
a.m., following recital of the rosary at 9:45 a.m.
Military rites were conducted by American Legion
Mr. Twiss retired from the U.S. Navy with the
rank of quartermaster chief after 20 years of
service. Most of his time was spent on the submarine
USS Flasher. After retirement he worked for the
Defense Supply Agency, Defense Logistics Agency and
General Service Administration.
Francis John Twiss Jr. was born Jan. 5, 1919, in
Watertown, N.Y., to Francis John Sr. and Sybel Twiss.
He married Ethel Mae Holstrom in 1961. She preceded
him in death on Feb. 28, 1987. He married Lillian
Rakewich-Hoerdemann on Sept. 16, 1989. She survives.
He is also survived by his stepchildren, Sue,
Barbara and Dan, Michelle, Hans, Eric, Paul and
Carolyn; several stepgrandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren; and three sisters.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
He was a member of Holy Family Church, where he was
a eucharistic minister for 20 years. He was also a
member of the Knights of Columbus and Lincoln Elks
He received the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation
medal and the Presidential Unit Citation medal for
his military service.
Memorials may be made to the Holy Family Parish
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