Elizabeth Ann Twedt

September 5, 1951 - September 7, 2021

Service: A private family burial will be held.  A public memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Lands Lutheran Church (47998 292nd St, Hudson, SD 57034). 

Elizabeth Ann Twedt, age 70, died while under hospice care at her home on Monday, September 7, 2021.  A private family burial will be held.  A public memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Lands Lutheran Church (47998 292nd St, Hudson, SD 57034).

Liz was born on September 5, 1951 in Canton, SD to Dick and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Burgers) Van Den Top.  After graduating from Canton High School in 1969, she worked as a legal assistant for 27 years at the Rudolph and Bogue Law firm.  She then attended Sioux Falls College, graduating with a business degree.  She then worked for several different lawyers in Sioux Falls before starting Beauti-Faux Finishes. In addition to painting all around the United States, she taught classes on faux finishing.  She married Ward Twedt on April 1, 1990 at Lands Lutheran Church in rural Hudson, SD.  The couple made their home in Canton.

Liz enjoyed gardening, flowers, playing piano, socializing, going out for dinner, dancing, and wearing a nice pair of high-heels.  She loved her family and treasured time spent with her three grandchildren: Serena, Isabel and Lincoln.

Liz will be remembered by her husband of 31 years, Ward; daughter, Cathy (Blaine) Olseth; grandchildren; Serena Sterling, Isabel Sterling and Lincoln Olseth; brothers, Gerrit (Irene) Van Den Top, George Van Den Top, and Melvin Van Den Top; sisters, Wilma Romereim, Carol Hieronymus and Marlene (Jim) Aasheim; aunt, Marjorie Burgers; uncle, Gerrit (Lazetta) Van Den Top along with many extended relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents. www.andersonandsonsfh.com

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  1. Ila Torkelson on September 8, 2021 said:

    My sincere sympathy to all the family of Liz. I always admired her and she was always so sweet. to me. May God wrap his loving arms around you all. I know your heart aches and you will miss her so much but no more suffering. God bless you all

  2. Carol A McEntee on September 8, 2021 said:

    So sorry for you loss if Liz.we have many great memories.prayers for all. Mac and Carol McEntee

  3. Nodja & Ron Richter on September 8, 2021 said:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Liz’s family. So blessed to have attended high school with Liz & re-connected with her a few years ago on Facebook. Also, her brother Gerrit & his wife, Irene were dear friends of my parents when they lived in Canton. We will remember Liz’s bright smile & kind nature, always the bubbly personality! Dear friend, fly high iwoth the angels in Paradise, without pain & suffering now & rest in peace always. You will never be forgotten. ❤️🙏

  4. Tami Rikansrud on September 8, 2021 said:

    Liz’s family, I’m sorry for your loss.

  5. Merlyn&Judy Sundvold on September 8, 2021 said:

    So sorry for the loss of your wife Ward,and family. May GOD keep you in his loving arms

  6. Shari Thompson on September 8, 2021 said:

    The loss of a sister is so difficult. They are the first friends you have. The first ones you call when things are going wrong but also the ones you share your joys with. So very sorry for your loss.

    1. Marlene Aasheim on September 9, 2021 said:

      Thank you Shari love you

  7. Leon Anderson on September 8, 2021 said:

    Thoughts and prayers to the family, another classmate from 1969 will be missed.

  8. Craig and Pat Dittberner on September 8, 2021 said:

    Deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Craig and Patty Dittberner

  9. John Wenande on September 9, 2021 said:

    Ward and family, I am so sorry to read of your loss. Liz was a wonderful person and a good match for you. May God give you peace and comfort in your memories and faith.

  10. Jeff Bjorneberg on September 9, 2021 said:

    Ward so sorry to hear of Liz’s passing. If you want or need to talk give me a yell OK. In the book. We might talk of old Highland days huh. George that goes for you also.

  11. Larry & Phyllis Thompson on September 9, 2021 said:

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Liz. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ward and family.

  12. Connie Elgin on September 9, 2021 said:

    My sincere condolences to the family. I have wonderful memories of Liz when we worked together in Sioux Falls.

  13. Lena Sanderson on September 9, 2021 said:

    Ward,
    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love,
    Tom & Lena

  14. Carla (Burgers) Manning on September 9, 2021 said:

    We are so sorry for your loss of Liz.

  15. Craig Sanderson on September 9, 2021 said:

    Ward
    Sorry to hear about Liz. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

    Craig and Patty

  16. Jim Olson on September 9, 2021 said:

    Ward and family. Sorry to learn of your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  17. Wes Brooks on September 10, 2021 said:

    Ward and Family our hearts go out to you in loss of Liz. The picture of her holding her granddaughter reminds us she does live on in her family’s lives. She has left a beautiful legacy in Cathy, Serena, Isabel and Lincoln whom she loved along with her caretaking husband, Ward. Unless we have gone through the loss of a spouse due to a progressing illness it’s hard for us to understand the courage, endurance and selfless love a caregiver is called upon to give. Ward you were a good and caring husband to Liz. I remember how much Liz appreciated and grew spiritually from the Shepherd’s Chapel broadcast. She’s now with the Good Shepherd who loves her.

  18. Nancy & Mary Burtzloff on September 10, 2021 said:

    We’re so sorry for your loss, Ward. We will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers.

  19. Pat Nelson on September 11, 2021 said:

    Ward, I am so sorry. You and Liz were such soul mates. My sympathy to you and your family.

  20. Signe Bunkers O'Connor on September 13, 2021 said:

    My deepest sympathy Ward and family of Liz. Liz was such a beautiful person inside and out. I always enjoyed running into her when I was home to visit in Canton. May God grant you comfort and peace during these difficult times. She will be missed.