Gerald G. "Jake" Trewin

            Gerald Glen “Jake” Trewin, son of Merle and Lucille Tubbs Trewin, was born October 11, 1941, at home in rural Waucoma, Iowa. He was baptized at the home of his uncle, Glen in Alpha by the minister of the Alpha United Methodist Church. Jake received his education in the country school near his home and graduated in 1960, from Fredericksburg High School.

            He served with the U.S. Army in the Airborne Division and was discharged in 1964. Jake made his home on the family farm in rural Waucoma. He farmed and also did carpenter work for many years.

            His death occurred on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at his rural Waucoma home. He was sixty-nine years old and a longtime member of Ott-Stedman Post #623, American Legion of Alpha where he had served as post commander. He loved to hunt and especially enjoyed fishing.

            Jake is survived by his father, Merle Trewin of rural Waucoma; two brothers, Harlan (Denise) Trewin of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and James (Cheryl) Trewin of Bend, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille in 2006, and a sister, Martha Mary in 1947.

            Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye with Rev. Galen Smith officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the funeral home on Wednesday. Interment will be at Alpha Cemetery with military rites by Ott-Stedman Post #623, American Legion of Alpha and Arnold-Rogers Post #312, American Legion of Hawkeye. All are invited to the Alpha United Methodist Church following the committal service for a time of fellowship and lunch.


Peggy & Jeff on August 16, 2011 at 12:26 PM said:

My husband and I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Charles. We would like to share with you something that has brought us much comfort at a similar time in our lives. John 11:14-44 shares with us the experience of Jesus resurrecting Lazarus here on earth before the very eyes of those he loved. We can only imagine the tears of joy when we too are reunited with our dear loved ones. (John 5:28,29) Charles will surely be missed by many of those who's lives he shared, remember the experiences you shared together and learn from them, hold them close to your heart and cherish them. May you find comfort from those who surround you at this very difficult time. Our sincere condolences to all of you.
The Dean Family on August 15, 2011 at 12:19 PM said:

We extend our sincere condolences to Jake's entire family. In this difficult time may you find strength from God's promise that one day we can be reunited with our loved ones by means of a resurrection and that death will be no more. - John 5:28,29; Revelation 21:4 May this precious hope that awaits us and your treasured memories of Jake bring you a measure of comfort now and in the days ahead.
The Dean Family
Anonymous on August 15, 2011 at 6:17 AM said:

lunch following at the alpha church

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