Robert H. Trewin
October 8, 1941 ~ May 26, 2020
Robert “Bob” H. Trewin, age 78, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Holy Family Parish with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Hampton. There will be a one hour visitation at the church prior to the memorial mass on Saturday. Online condolences may be directed to www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Bob was born on October 8, 1941, to Harley H. and Kathryn A. “Kay” (Wentz) Trewin of New Hampton, IA. Bob grew up on farms between Fredericksburg and New Hampton and life on the farm has always been in his blood. As a young man, he and his dad raised award winning Purebred Chester Whites and showed them at the North Iowa Fair. Bob graduated from New Hampton High School in 1959, attended ISU for a year, and headed back home to marry Sharon Rochford and raise a family. Bob began to work the family farm, drive semi, as well as managing the North East Iowa Swine Testing Station for over 20 years after the death of his father. Bob met and became friends with many swine producing families over the years. Bob left farming in the 80’s, went back to college and started working at Kraft Foods in Mason City, IA. He was affectionately known as “Puddin’ Bob” by some. While working at Kraft Foods and after, he enjoyed traveling with his children overseas and state side, always” behind the wheel” during his trips across the nation. To his children he was jokingly known as Bob’s Overland Express, Day Care and Recycling Center, which is a title he got a kick out of. All of Bob’s travels were great memories for him, his favorite was the trip he took to Japan through the Rotary Study Exchange Team in 1971 although to do so, was hard leaving his young family. The trip to Japan was to assist in rebuilding the swine and agribusiness. From these experiences and building relationships, Bob sold hogs internationally to Japan and Italy. After retiring from Kraft Foods, Bob still had farming in his blood he helped his good friends Jim and Dave Cavanaugh in the spring and fall and always looked forward to a home cooked meal from Joyce especially the desserts. Bob also enjoyed watching the birds and all wild life, visiting national parks, hiking and long walks, watching sunrises and sunsets, and collecting coins and stamps. Bob was a wonderful dad, grandpa and father-in-law and he will missed by all. Bob’s family has a litany of stories, some are referred to as “Bobisms” which are used daily and all in good fun. He was always there to help when he could and enjoyed the times when he could celebrate and see his family. Those left to cherish his life and memories are Dr. Richard (Kathy) Trewin, Erlangen Germany, Timothy (Linda) Trewin, New Hampton IA, Kelly Rose, Parker CO, Paul (Amanda) Trewin, New Hampton IA, Joseph Trewin, Charles City IA, Kathleen (Ray) Gonzales, Little Elm TX, R. Ted (Amber) Trewin, Waukee IA. His grandchildren, known as the “Big Ten” are Brittany and Lucas Trewin, Joe, Rob, Marie and Tamra Trewin, Michaela and Isabell Gonzales, and Mia and Molly Trewin. A brother Dave (Jo) Trewin, FL and a sister Julia Berst, CO. He was proceeded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law Diane Trewin and bother-in-law John Berst.