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Dean Tveten 07/28/2021

Dean M. Tveten, age 94, of Somerset, WI died Wednesday, July 28th. Preceded in death by wife, Shirley Tveten.  Survived by daughters Connie (Mark) Green, Kelly Tveten-Griffin, Dawn (Phil) Parker and Dana Tveten; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  He first taught in Prairie Farm, WI then went to Somerset School System where he taught for 15 years and was a guidance counselor for 20 years before retirement in 1981.  He served his country in the US Air Force during WWII. Dean enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed watching and feeding birds.  A memorial service was held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 9:30 am at Christ Lutheran Church (510 Germain St.) in Somerset.  Visitation and reception followed the service at the church.  Private family interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Somerset with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #111 of Somerset. Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Dean’s Memorial Service

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  • Eloise Anding Posted August 3, 2021 5:26 pm

    Tveten girls- I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. i remember both him and your mom from your visits with family in River Falls. Although I was young, they left the impression on me as a fun-loving, caring couple. May you all find peace and happiness in the blessing of joyful memories.
    Eloise Harck Anding

  • Marjorie Jenkins Posted August 3, 2021 11:06 pm

    I just read of Mr. Tveten’s death. I taught at Somerset High School off and on from the mid-70s through early 80s. Somerset High School was my first job as a teacher, and Mr. Tveten was always kind and kind of protective. What a lovely man. I will always be grateful to those who helped me in my first job. Please accept my deep sympathy. Marjorie Gustafson Jenkins

  • Robert Walker Posted August 10, 2021 10:19 am

    Dean was one of the kindest, most generous persons I have ever met. He was a wonderful colleague and a faithful friend. I will miss him. May the love of our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you during this difficult time. Robert Walker

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