This picture just kills me :( what a smile she had and could put on others' faces. She lived her life to serve... such an inspiration ❤ Love you Andrea so much   [Posted by Mary Loken]
Andrea Jean Tveit
  • 31 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 17, 1980
  • Place of birth:
    Roseau, Minnesota, United States
  • Date of passing: May 24, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Roseau, Minnesota, United States
Let the memory of Andrea be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Andrea Tveit, 31, born on October 17, 1980 and passed away on May 24, 2012. We will remember her forever.  Please feel free to Light a Candle at the bottom of this page.

Funeral services for Andrea Tveit of Roseau will be held on Wednesday, May 30th at 11 AM at Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 PM with a 7:00 Prayer Service at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau; and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery.

Andrea Jean Tveit passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2012 at LifeCare Medical Center at the age of 31 years.

Andrea was born on October 17, 1980 to Arlan and Nancy (Lindberg) Tveit in Roseau, MN. She grew up there and attended Roseau School where she was active with many organizations. She loved all kinds of sports, keeping stats for her brother’s youth hockey games and was a member of the first co-op girls’ hockey team with Roseau, Crookston and Thief River Falls. She played fastpitch softball for 6 years and considered going to the State Tournament one of her greatest achievements.

She had many fond memories of attending Blue Water Bible Camps and traveled to several ELCA youth national conventions both as a student and as a chaperone.

After graduating from high school in 1999 she went on to college at Bemidji State University where she obtained degrees in Business and Sports Management, graduating in 2004; also working for the team laundry and learning to drive the Zamboni.

Andrea participated in several Habitats for Humanity projects while at Bemidji. Following college she became a member of the NCCC AmeriCorps based out of Charleston, SC for two years performing various service projects throughout the southeast and helped with disaster relief after hurricane Katrina. Andrea overcame her fear of flying and logged many air miles in a few years. She only needed 4 more states on her quest to see all 50!

She had a great love for animals, especially horses and cats and enjoyed helping with projects around the farm and often organized special fun family events. Goose hunting trips with her uncle, brothers and cousins were always an adventure.

Andrea developed a new found interest in cooking and baking and liked to try new recipes. She would often send "cookie care packages" along with crocheted baby blankets to her friends far and wide. Most recently, Andrea was the secretary at Messiah Lutheran Church. She also had been the assistant coach for the Roseau JV softball team this spring.

She was a kind and generous soul that always looked for the good in everyone and shared her love for the Lord with all her heart.

She is survived by her parents, Arlan and Nancy Tveit , her brothers, Marc and Brian; her grandparents, Dwaine and Marjorie Tveit all of Roseau; many aunts, uncles, cousins, special friends and her cats. Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Kenneth and Violet Lindberg.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ariel Knutson on 17th October 2015

"Thinking of you today <3"

This tribute was added by Shari Saltmarsh on 17th October 2015

"Thinking of you today & celebrating your life while listening to 'Mark Schultz'!!  You & your family are always in my prayers SBOTL!!"

This tribute was added by Kayla Warne on 24th May 2015

"The sunshine woke the world up today and your brothers are busy farming the day away ♡ thinking of you and smiling in your memory darlin! Your mom and Kali got to spend time together yesterday, they had fun planting the garden and flowers! Your dad showed Kal a thing or two on the piano. Thank you for sharing your amazing family with us, until we meet again dear! Xo"

This tribute was added by Evonne Lindberg on 17th October 2014

"To one of the October birthday girls:  you are missed today and every day and always in my heart!"

This tribute was added by Ariel Knutson on 17th October 2013

"Thinking of you a lot today on your birthday - love and miss you :)"

This tribute was added by Kayla Warne on 25th August 2013

"Love the memories a song brings on <3  listening to Angel by Sarah McLachlan.  Miss you always sis"

This tribute was added by Shari Saltmarsh on 27th May 2013

"SBOTL!  Oh how I miss you friend!!  Thinking of you and how blessed I am to have such a powerful guardian angel by my side every second of my day!  Love you and my heart is happy that you are with me :)  Shari"

This tribute was added by Kayla Warne on 24th May 2013

"Woke up to sunshine & song birds, thought of you smiling down on us!  We are having a bon fire for you tonight sis, love&miss you!!"

This tribute was added by Sarah Housker on 16th March 2013

We all miss you very much. Wish you were still here and not a day goes by in practice that I don't think about you!
Love you girl!"

This tribute was added by Paula Vigen on 18th October 2012

You may be gone but will always be in my heart.  Thinking of you often but especially on your birthday.  Love and miss you lots."

This tribute was added by Evonne Lindberg on 17th October 2012

""Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear."

Remembering Andrea on her October B'day.  Love and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Ariel Knutson on 17th October 2012

"32 years ago today you were born Andrea, and today I want to celebrate your life! The Fall Birthdays!  I started volunteering this month in memory of you and I want you to know I think of you every day. Much love always."

This tribute was added by Kayla Warne on 26th July 2012

"Think of you every day and how much we all miss you! xoxo until we meet again Andrea"

This tribute was added by Marcia Roline on 16th June 2012

"My heart goes out to your family. I met Andrea during both our freshman year at BSU. I was 29 years old with 3 kids and she was one of the few traditional age students who accepted me as a classmate. She and another student even set-up my very first email account! Something as small as that had a profound effect on my life and speaks volumes about her. With deepest sympathy. Marcia"

This tribute was added by Evonne Lindberg on 4th June 2012

"Andrea, you left us too soon! We had many more family events to share and we'll miss you terribly. You always made our time together FUN. I especially remember the bonfire last Christmas with cats in our laps to keep warm. Such a generous, caring young woman, always interested in others. Through all the tears, I smile because you were a big part of my life and I'll remember you always. Luv"

This tribute was added by Ariel Knutson on 1st June 2012

"My dearest Ashwee,
Although my hearts aches right now, I have so many memories to remind me of you and keep me going: Singing "Santa Baby" during Xmas, Cops and Robbers on the farm, watching you slowly unwrap all your xmas and being so impressed by your patience, hand written notes on your "big girl" stationary. I love you forever! you will be missed."

This tribute was added by Amanda Green on 30th May 2012

"My heart goes out to Andrea's loved ones. I knew her from her work with AmeriCorps*NCCC in Charleston, SC. She was a dedicated, hard-working leader committed to improving others' lives through national and community service."

This tribute was added by Sara Spann on 30th May 2012

"I would have never guessed that the young women behind the H4H booth at the freshman orientation picnic would have such a positive influence on my life.  It began with the desire to meet friends and help others, something Square had dedicated her life to.  Enroute from flipping waffles, to training in the next zamboni driver, to framing in a house in OKC.  Miss you! Peaches"

This tribute was added by Charlie McCallum on 30th May 2012

"We were so fortunate to spend the day with Andrea when she came out to Seattle last summer. While our time together that day was far too short it was amazing to see just what a kind, strong, and beautiful person she turned out to be.  On behalf of all of your extended family in Seattle, we miss you Auni!"

This tribute was added by Mike Hassett on 29th May 2012

"I had the amazing opportunity to work with Andrea in Arkansas on the state parks trail crew.  Andrea you are a saint.  I am so glad I got to know you, I miss hanging out in the RV campers after work, talking about work or talkin with Jimmie and wendy. And yes I miss the 19 egg omelets on a saturday morning breakfast.  Thanks for all the Cookie Care Packages, Miss ya Mike"

This tribute was added by Cori Brown on 29th May 2012

Sunday 19 egg omelets, pushin' Jimmie down the mountain, my beautiful birthday cake, Me lost in the woods,glory hands dance. I revered you completely and aspire to be the person you believed I was. I will miss u more than u will ever know, blessed am I to have known such a profoundly generous loving person. U owe me a million hugs:)"

This tribute was added by Robyn Trivette on 29th May 2012

"I worked with Andrea and 3 other lovely ladies and an old man named Jim in Vandervoort, Arkansas in the summer of 2009. She was an amazingly positive person! She was always happy no matter what happened and that energy spread to all of us! I know she loved her friends and family back home deeply, because she spoke of them often. My heart goes out to all of you. She will be missed."

This tribute was added by Deidra Lies on 29th May 2012

"Square, you are a kind, honest and generous person and may you look down on all those you've helped in your life from your place in heaven with joy! My brief time of having you in my life didn't prevent me from realizing that you were a great person and the life you led here on earth reinforces that as well. Thank you for your example of how to live a life!"

This tribute was added by Danielle Schantz on 28th May 2012

I have fond memories of getting a ride on the zamboni, playing broom ball, habitat breakfasts and habitat trips with you.  You were always a positive spirit to be around and a great friend.  I'm so blessed to have had you in my life even for a short time.  Heaven has a new angel,  He has big plans for you! --  Gizmo"

This tribute was added by Kirby Coach on 28th May 2012

I heard the news through mutual friends and from now on when I think of the words "mutual friends" you can be sure that I will always think of you. For that sums up your approach to dealing with anyone and everyone. You were a great friend to all. Best Smile & Hardest slapshot in the league - get it to the point. Get it to Tveit."

This tribute was added by Paula Vigen on 28th May 2012

"Memories: two of us riding the two seater bike, cling wrapping me to my bed when I was trying to nap, making a birthday card made from candy bars, or punching me everytime I swore. And let me tell you Andrea did not know her strength.  How about the time the two of us dipping Shari in the lake and don't forget "Bemidji Beaver Breakfast".  Love you. You will be forever missed. Many prayers."

This tribute was added by Paula Vigen on 28th May 2012

You were a person that I always looked up to.  You had such a great heart, very close to the Lord and always willing to lend a helping hand.  We have so many memories that I just don't know where to start.  It was a difficult day when I became PMV instead of PMS and then Doc.  You did quite well adjusting to the changes."

This tribute was added by Sarina Goos on 28th May 2012

"Thank you so much coach Tveit for being apart of our lives.  You really meant a lot to the softball program.  You weren't only our coach, but you were our friend.  We appreciate everything you have done for us and you are truly a great role model.  We will always remember you!"

This tribute was added by macayla olson on 28th May 2012

"Dear Coach Tveit. You were an amazing woman! You told everyone to never give up! You truly were huge inspiration to me. You will be forever missed by everyone who had a chance to get to meet you. And everyone who heard about how much of an impact you had on everyone.. rest in peace coach tveit! You will be missed forever..It Have fun playing softball everyday.!"

This tribute was added by Mark N Torie Olson on 28th May 2012

            There are so many memories of you as a young girl going to daycare at my moms house.  you were so full of life and everytime I saw you in the later years you would always come up to us with that unforgetable smile to say hi and let me know how you were doing.  You will be greatly missed but never forgot!  Love ~ torie"

This tribute was added by Beth Biskup on 27th May 2012

"Andrea, You were an angel on earth and all of us that spent time with you are blessed to have memories of that great smile!  I was sure you were just another teenager I had to work with at the C-store but you became a friend.  You were so fun and when I was having a bad day it took only minutes for you to do something goofy to make me smile.  I haven't seen you lately but will miss you!"

This tribute was added by Shari Saltmarsh on 27th May 2012

"Continued-Bike police at BSU, upgrading to an answer machine, moving you out "last minute" in the dorms, walks, Habitat trip-Sweet Home Alabama, puppy chow, ER, many hours spent at the front desk @ BSU, Marc w/ a "c", cage visits and the list could go on as tears are rolling down my face!  You are missed SBOTL and my prayers go out constantly for you and your family!  HUGS TO ALL!!"

This tribute was added by Shari Saltmarsh on 27th May 2012

"To my Dearest Square Belly! :)
There is one thing I know and that is your trust in our Lord!  You lived your life for Him and did what was God's will!  I will never forget all your stories, all your random acts of kindness for others, your traditional/stubborn ways,  walking you home in the State s-ball tourney in '99, your surprise b-day in the dorm,"

This tribute was added by Rebekah Johnson on 27th May 2012

I can hardly say goodbye dear friend. I will never forget our Americorps days. Thank you for all that you taught me. I will never forget your smile and "we can do it" attitude. To your family, I wish you peace. Andrea was an amazing, kind woman. I will keep you in my heart. Silver 4 forever!"

This tribute was added by Laura Bjerk on 27th May 2012

"I will always remember making S'mores with you and Lucy. I will always remember your beautiful smile, Andrea, and your love of basketball. We always talked about meeting at the courts for some reason, remember?! Which was funny considering the fact that I was not one to just show up "at the courts"! Thank you for making my days brighter at BSU. Rest in Peace, Andrea."

This tribute was added by Katherine Joppa on 27th May 2012

It was so great to meet you at BSU.  You brought a lot of smiles to many people.  You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Candi Walz on 27th May 2012

"From the Maple Hall, Bemidji State Community, we are very sorry to hear of your passing.  We enjoyed your company on Maple 4B and being your neighbor for a year.  It sounds like you have had some amazing experiences and good influences on your communities since leaving BSU. Sending God's blessings to your family."

This tribute was added by Sarah Loken on 27th May 2012

"My dearest Andrea where shall I begin? I truly admired your generosity &passion for everything you believed in. Today we celebrated your dads birthday &Wednesday we will celebrate your beautiful life. I'll always remember the phone call I received @ 6AM the last day of summer vaca from the angry postal worker that my graduation present u sent was leaking (shrimp!) :) I'll be missing u..."

This tribute was added by Lisa Marie on 26th May 2012

"Andrea, U are the best dirty girl! u can play softball all day now up there... i didnt get to know u very well but the stuff u did around me showed u were a great coach and i made me laugh every day i saw u please watch over mikenna and make her focus on pitching Lisa p.s. be a dirty girl!!!!!!!!! Don't forget my puppy chow when i get up there:)"

This tribute was added by Lois Jenkins on 26th May 2012

"Rest in Peace, Dear Andrea, 'square pants, sponge Bob',
I can still remember the moment you fell in love with building a house in Oklahoma was 9:25 am Monday morning.  We pounded a few nails into some boards and raised a wall and you were hooked, in 25 minutes.  I never called you Andrea, I was so confused as to your real name.   But I shall never forget your enthusiasm for life"

This tribute was added by Brenda Espe-Acker on 26th May 2012

"I didn't have the privilege of knowing Andrea personally but as a parent, my daughter got to spend 2-3 hours almost every day for the past 3 months with Andrea.  I know she was impacted greatly by having "Tveit" as her JV softball coach and was honored to know her and her spark of passion for the sport of softball.  My prayers are with you all as you grieve the loss of such a special gal.."

This tribute was added by becky hayden on 26th May 2012

"May the lord watch over your family during this difficult time. Andrea, you were always a light of sunshine at everything you did. My most recent memories of you, were you helping with the Little Brother/Sister Christmas Party and Teresa talking about what an amazing coach you are."

This tribute was added by Kayla Warne on 26th May 2012

There are many things that we are going to miss but I hope we can find comfort in knowing you have made it to the "Ultimate Destination"  Watch over the family as they need mounds of hope & strength the I am confident the Lord will provide. Love always, missing you! xoxo Kayla  p.s. have your goalie pads on when I get there ;) xoxo"

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