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Obituaries: Steven D. Twaddle

Steven Dale Twaddle, 68, of Virginia passed away peacefully on Aug. 26, 2020 with his loving family by his side.

Steve was raised in Scanlon and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1970.

He married Suzanne Gerard on Sept. 15, 1972 in Cloquet. Steve worked as a heavy equipment operator and service truck driver at U.S. Steel Minntac for almost 32 years and most recently was doing what he loved, driving special needs students for the Virginia public schools. An avid sports fan, he coached Little League and youth hockey. He played softball and started his own team, The Saints. He was the founder of the Northern Wings AAA hockey club. Steve was also a car enthusiast. He had a passion for racing and tradition of drag racing with his family and friends every summer at Brainerd International Raceway. The Twaddles raced under the name "My Family Tree Racing." During his 40 years of sobriety, his greatest joy came from spending time with his family.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin "Mick" and Lois Twaddle.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; daughters, Melissa (David) Wilson and Shannan (Jason) Ellis; son, Michael (Aimee) Twaddle; his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Tyson, Khloe, Evah, Elijah, Eziah, Isaac, Machia, Sophie, and Brielle; sisters, Gail (Jim) Salo and Linda (Dick) Peterson; brothers, Bruce (Nan) Twaddle and Larry Beaumont; his mother-in-law, Norma Gerard; sisters- and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews; cousins; and many special friends.

Gathering of family and friends: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, outdoors at the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required.

If you would like to share a story with the family, sign the guestbook, or offer a tribute, visit http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com. Letters and cards of condolence may be sent to the family care of the funeral home.

Pine Knot News. Sept. 4, 2020

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