Tweeten was the chairman of the Winnebago County Republican Party and a regular at party functions. He was a hard working activist and a beloved member of his community.
“Jerry was a dedicated member of his family, his community, and the Republican Party. He never sought the spotlight, but it often found him as people running for office — from the local courthouse to the White House — would seek his endorsement and support,” Co-Chair Cody Hoefert said. “The Republican Party of Iowa lost a friend today, and we dearly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley provided the following statement to TheIowaRepublican.com, “Barbara and I join so many others in expressing sympathy to the family of Jerry Tweeten. Jerry was our friend over a long period of time. He was a leader and a dedicated, loyal, and very hard worker. Jerry was a living testament to the truth about how one person can make a big difference. We will pray for his family and know that Jerry will be dearly missed.”
Those wishing to help Jerry’s family deal with medical costs can make a donation by visiting their Go Fund Me page here.
Jerry’s funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the First Baptist Church, 18508 E Highway 9, Forest City, IA.