Jacob Twito, 1926-2019

Published 1:00 am Saturday, April 13, 2019

Memorial services for Jacob H. Twito will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service and interment will be at Graceland Cemetery.

Jacob Twito

Jake died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. He was 92.

Jacob Homer Twito was born Nov. 15, 1926, in Lake Mills to Harry and Zelda (Gettis) Twito. He was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. When he was younger he was an Eagle Scout. Jacob graduated from Lake Mills High School in 1944. He enlisted in the United States Navy, and bootcamp took place in Farragut, Idaho. After passing tests he was trained in the Captain Eddy Program for math and science. He was later assigned to serve on the USS Shenandoah, which was commissioned at Tacoma, Washington, in 1945. He was a first watch for the engine room in the ceremonial presentation to the United States Navy. After returning from the Navy, he attended college at Waldorf College in Forest City.

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On Feb. 14, 1956, he was united in marriage to Mae (Skrutvold) at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The couple raised two sons.

Jake began work as a district electrician for Interstate Power in 1955 and worked until he retired in 1990 as the electrical operations manager for the Albert Lea district. Jake enjoyed the work he did. When he wasn’t working, Jacob enjoyed golfing, traveling and fishing trips with his sons. He was a member of the American Legion and he and Mae were members of First Lutheran Church. Jake was quiet, reserved and found comfort being at home.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mae Twito; son, John Twito; sister, Lucille (Dean) Henricks; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Jacob is preceded in death by his son, Paul Twito, in 2013; parents Harry and Zelda; and siblings Lois (Robert) Schweitzer, Robert (Ada) Twito, Faye (Lester) Reese and Dorothy Twito.

Blessed be his memory.