Header Logo

Richard Trewin

richard trewin
Richard “Dick” Thomas Trewin, 75, of Waucoma, died April 14, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Mason City after a brief illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2016, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waucoma, with Rev. Nick March celebrating the Mass. Interment with honors conducted by the Waucoma American Legion Post will be in the Alpha Cemetery. Friends may greet the family 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016, at St. Mary's Church in Waucoma. Visitation will continue an hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Funeral arrangements are with Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Waucoma. Richard Trewin was born to Ronald and Frances (Burke) Trewin on Jan. 16, 1941 on a farm outside of Waucoma. He attended Alpha Schools for 11 years and was in the first graduating class of North High in 1958 when Alpha and North consolidated. As a senior in high school, Dick drove the school bus carrying students from Alpha to West Union. He was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963, and worked on Navy plane engines. He was stationed in Key West, Fla., and Rota, Spain, and frequently told stories of his experiences and travels. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Heying on April 1, 1967. Dick and Mary Ann were rarely apart from one another and together raised four boys, Pat, John, Dan and Joe, on their farm in Alpha. Dick was proud to be a life-long Iowan, and he loved and respected the land he farmed and the animals he raised. He instilled this value in all four of his sons, but he also encouraged them all to work hard in school and go to college, frequently taking on additional chores at home so the boys could study and participate in sports and other activities. Dick also worked as a custodian for the North Fayette School District. He was always available for a kind word or a bit of advice to the students who befriended him. Dick was very supportive of young people and always encouraged them to work hard. Dick was an active volunteer in his community and church, and was and member of the American Legion. He was always willing to help a friend, and was known for his kindness and generosity. However, being the Irishman he was, he was not above a political debate or a good argument for argument’s sake. Dick was deeply proud of his children and his grandchildren. He spent his retirement years taking the kids for tractor rides on the farm and attending their many activities. Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Ann; his sons; Patrick (Karen) Trewin of Decorah, John (Emily) Trewin of Sheffield, Daniel (Kelley) Trewin of Lakeville, MN, Joseph Trewin of Grinnell; his grandchildren, Sean, Odessa, Abby, Lauren, Kalli, Lennox, Libby, Lacey, Karly, and Daisy; two sisters, Mary Beth Pitcher of Salt Lake City, UT and Diane Trewin (Michal Offutt) of Oakland CA; his brother, Ronald (Deborah) Trewin of Lisbon; his uncle, Willliam (Carol) Burke of Waucoma; his aunts, Mary (Burke) Ambrose of Waterloo; Patricia (Burke) Lynn of Cedar Rapids; brothers in-law Ernie (Kay) Heying of Calmar; John (Lousie) Heying of Calmar; Carl (Carol) Heying of Dubuque; Robert (Christina) Heying of Napa, CA; sisters in-law, Pat Heying of Ossian, Helen Hageman of Ft. Atkinson, Marion Heying of Hawkeye, Doris Bouska of Hawkeye, Lorna (Cletus) Bouska of Waucoma, Susan Heying of Calmar; hundreds of nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends – all of whom were very dear to him. He was preceded in death his parents, Ronald and Frances Trewin; and brothers and sisters in-law Greg and Helen Heying, Jim Bouska, Melvin Hageman, Paul Heying, Dennis Heying, Betty and Jim Bruess

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. The Trewin Family, So sorry to here about the loss of Dick, Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you! Chris & Laurie Moss

  2. Mary Ann and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing, I always enjoyed visiting with him at the welding shop or in Alpha. He always had a smile and I always enjoyed listening to him. May all your memories help you during this time. He was truely a wonderful man that will be missed by all. God Bless Lois(Bahr) George

  3. Love, Kyle, Megan, Finn and Sully Jackson purchased the Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum for the family of Richard Trewin.

  4. Dick was hard working, organized, dependable, and it was a joy to see him at Hawkeye Elem. when I was there. As a role model, the kids and staff loved him because he always had a smile on his face and was willing to stop everything if needed, to meet the needs of the ones around him. He will be missed…but those memories live on in the hearts of everyone that knew him.

  5. John, Anne, Turlough and Alexandra in Ireland. purchased the Sentiments of Serenity Spray for the family of Richard Trewin.


  7. I was extremely sorry to learn of the loss of Dick. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Mary Ann and the family in this great time of need. Dick was a super guy and they just don’t come any nicer. Dick was a great role model and will dearly be missed. May God give you peace and comfort at this time.

  8. Staff and Directors of First State Bank purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket for the family of Richard Trewin.

  9. Mary Ann, Pat, John, Dan, Joe and family our deepest sympathies in your loss. Dick was a great man and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Dave, Amanda and Luke Anderson

  10. My heart goes out to the entire Trewin family!! I will miss his kiss and hug every time he saw me! He will be greatly missed! God bless you all! Paulette Woodard Dagit

  11. My heart is breaking for Mary Ann and the rest of Dick’s loved ones. He was one hell of a great person. Honest, hard working and fun loving…he will be missed by so many.

  12. I worked with Dick at Hawkeye Elementary. He was ALWAYS friendly, happy and willing to do anything we asked of him. A really great guy. My deepest sympathy to his family. You will be in our prayers.

  13. So sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. He was such a super nice guy, always had time to visit. My prayers are with you, Maryann, and your family.

  14. Thinking of you Maryann and your family. May God bless all of you. We will miss his visits at the Tire shop. He was such a nice man.

  15. Our prayers to you Maryann and to the family. May God give you all peace and comfort at this time. We will miss a fellow shipmate and a great man. Love Harlan and Denise Trewin

  16. Our sympathy to all of you. Dick was a special guy. Always enjoyed talking to him. He was a hard worker. Thanks to Dick I learned a lot of Alpha School History when I helped with the reunion. Gay and Fran Bowden

  17. Our deepest sympathy to your family MaryAnn. Dick was such a wonderful man & will be missed by so many. If you need us for anything please just let us know. Love Michael & Sue Trewin

  18. We were so sorry to hear about Dick. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories you have bring you peace. Ken and Mary Lawless

  19. My prayers and sympathy are with Dick’s family. Mary Ann, my thoughts are with you. Dick was truly the epitome and personification of what a Nice Guy is. The world will miss him.

  20. I was a junior in high school when I first met Dick. I can remember him at the wheel of the school bus he drove over from Alpha and he parked it right out in front of the school. At lunch hour this is where kids gathered and kicked the world around in conversation. He made school fun and bearable. He touched many in his living as a good guy. . Our love and sympathy to his entire family Connie & Ronald Schlatter of Bel Aire, Kansas

  21. MaryAnn so sorry to hear of your loss. Dick was a fun loving guy you couldn’t help but smile when you saw him. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle