Robert H. Trewin

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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 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.

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  1. May the memories of your loved one, console you in the days ahead. Our prayers to his family. Jeanne and David Roder

  2. Oh Trewin family, I am so heartbroken for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Sarah Ramsey

  3. Our deepest sympathy to the Trewin family. May you find comfort today and always in the amazing memories you’ve shared.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to you Paul & Amanda and family. Your father led an amazing life and was full of joy.Our prayers to all of you at this difficult time and keep his memory close.

  5. Tim – I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Treasure your memories and please accept my deepest sympathy.

  6. Every time I came over to the house in Paloma Creek, he was always there doing a puzzle in the living room. He was amazing at them.

  7. I first met Bob at St. Mary’s Catholic School in the first grade. We were Alter Boys together and went on to graduate from New Hampton Higb School in 1959. The Rawson family and the Trewin family were very close through the 1940’s & 1950’s, socializing, playing cards, going to church and doing the things people of that era did together. Bob and I went our separate ways after High School. We saw each other very little after school. We did however spend many nights in the hog house farrowing pigs during some of the coldest nights if I remember correctly during February. I spent many hot summer days cleaning cattle barns, hog houses, chicken coops, as well as putting up hay in the hottest haymow in Chickasaw County. Rest in Peace my Friend, Bob Rawson

  8. My sympathy to the Trewin family . Bob was a good friend that I got to know well at the test station.

  9. Paul, Amanda and family, So very sorry to hear about your dad . That look he has on his face you can tell he was cheerful and bubbly kind of guy. May you find comfort in all the memories you made and shared, hold them close to your heart. I’ll never forget our trip with Bob to Waucoma for taco Tuesday. Memories! Take care Dan and Karen Rosonke

  10. We send you all prayers and sympathy at this time. You have many great stories and memories to keep close to your hearts, where your Dad will live forever. Dave and Terry Utterback

  11. Our condolences and prayers go out to Bob’s family. I was looking at old pictures of days at St. Mary’s school and Bob, I and the guys were enjoying recess during the 1940’s. Good times good memories of Bob.

  12. To all the kids and grandkids you are in my thoughts and prayers and I share your sadness in losing our father grandfather and brother. I am thankful that at the same time I feel sad there are wonderful memories of times shared with Bob: driving him crazy as a teenager because he had to take me to the rollerskating rink, traveling through the Dakotas Wyoming Montana and much of Canada on a three week trip15 years ago and especially our many trips to Rocky Mountain National Park. I will surely miss him & hope you all find peace in remembering the good times You shared. Love to you all – Julie

  13. My sympathy to Julie and the Trewin Family. We were neighbors on the farm and Julie and I were friends. I’m sorry for your loss.

  14. Our sympathies to the Trewin family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Lloyd and Patty Phillips

  15. Julie, Bob and Dave in Houston on Dec. 30th, 2012. I hope that sharing these photos will bring a smile to all who loved Bob. Our Love is sent to the Kids and Grandkids in hope that all of the family finds comfort in all the thoughts and prayers sent your way. Dave & Jo Trewin

  16. To my Brother Bob, They say, this too shall pass, and grief eventually fades with time, but those kind of sayings offer a little comfort right now. I wish we had spent more time together, it seems that life always gets in the way. We should have made the time. TIME ….. Time brings perspective. Time erase his pain. Time heals the heart. I know that we didn’t always see eye to eye but I like to remember our time together, good times and bad. Again, I wish we had spent more time together and I regret that I never took the time to tell you all the things that I felt, like how much I love you and that you will be missed. I think of you often and you’ll always be in my prayers. Rest in peace Brother. Dave

  17. Katie and family, We are sorry for your loss. May God continue to bless you with Bob’s spirit and love. -Your EP True Chiropractic Family

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