Sunday, September 17, 2006

Obituary: Kent Paul Tweeten - Class of 1966

UKIAH, CALIF./ MADISON - Kent Paul Tweeten, age 58, of Ukiah, Calif., passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at Ukiah Community County Hospital, after a long illness. Paul was born Feb. 19, 1948, in Madison, the son of Kent and June Tweeten. His mother preceded him in death in March 1970. He is survived by his father, Kent of Madison; his aunt, Ruth Grina of Tucson, Ariz.; cousin, Muriel Mikkelson of Menomonee; and his siblings, Caroline (David) Sheperd and Elizabeth (Chuck) Johnson of Madison, Eloise Tweeten of Santa Rosa, Calif., Amy Tweeten of Petosky, Mich. and Rolf (Carrie) Tweeten of Crystal Lake, Ill. He also left behind nieces, Dana Sheperd, Linsey and Kirsten Alman, Sierra and Kelsey Johnson; and nephews, Cole and Blake Sheperd and Kent, Arthur, and Jacob Tweeten. Paul graduated from Madison Central High School in 1966. He dabbled in various business ventures including Media International and was always very fascinated with film (movies). In 1984, he graduated from UW-Madison in film studies. He was very proud of his documentary, "The Jo Family," which gained him acceptance into the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Paul was a loving and generous brother and son, and his positive spirit will be greatly missed. Private service arrangements are pending.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 17, 2006


debbie said...

I want to send condoulances to the Tweetens Family. My name is Debbie Thompson And i think that i know your family i was very good friends with caroline Tweeten her father was a doctor and i met caroline in Bethel Luthern Church Madison Wi. at youth group.I lived on the east side of Madison on schenk st. I belive your family lived in a big stone house behind west high school . I have been searching for caroline and would like to give you my e-mail address and if some one could e-mail me if this is the right family. Thankyou so much. Debbie Thompson

Anonymous said...

I knew Paul long ago, and have warm, funny, and caring memories of his friendship from 1969 through 1973 when I lost contact with him. He provided loving support during troubled times. I have thought of him so often over the past 40 or so years, always wondering about the road he took. I am so sorry to read of his passing in 2006 and will remember the times he gave me strength.
Judi Onheiber

Anonymous said...

I was sad to see that Paul passed away and send my condolences to his family. I really liked Paul and he was a great guy. I lived with Paul on Edgewater Ct. 1981-1983 and my wife and I visited Paul in Redondo Beach many years ago but we lost touch after that. Caroline and Rolf maybe remember me from the house on Lake Monona. God Bless!