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Diane M. Trewin

Mar 6, 2018

Diane M. Trewin, age 51, of Emmetsburg formerly of New Hampton passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating the mass. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Hampton.

Diane Marie Trewin was born Sept. 28, 1966 to Denis and Rosemary (Troyna) Schwickerath in New Hampton the middle child of nine. Diane spent her childhood years on the family farm in Alta Vista and graduated early from New Hampton High School.

Upon her graduation, Diane moved to Waterloo and attended Hawkeye Technical College. She was united in marriage to Joseph Trewin on Oct. 5, 1985. The couple resided in Clarence. Diane finished her college education at Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Accounting. After several years, Diane and Joe moved to Illinois.

Diane began working as a teller at Ashton State Bank and bookkeeper for Stan Lawson. The couple eventually returned to the Alta Vista area where Diane ran a day care, substituted as a school bus driver for New Hampton Community Schools, laundry care for elderly, snow removal and had a large garden. She enjoyed canning the produce she grew.

Diane and Joe were blessed with four children; Joey, Robby, Marie and Tamra. Diane returned to being a daycare provider after Robby was born. The couple moved to Emmetsburg in 2001. She continued caring for families until April 13, 2013. She then began working for Food Pride and Fareway until her illness wouldn’t allow her to work any longer.

In July of 2013, Diane was diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer, which she fought fiercely and bravely. Diane’s love for her family and everyone she met will be deeply missed.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Joseph Trewin of Emmetsburg; her children; Joey Trewin of Milwaukee, WI, Robby Trewin of Sioux City, Marie and Tamra Trewin, both of Emmetsburg; her mother, Rosemary Schwickerath of Alta Vista; her siblings, Duane (Karen) Schwickerath of Waverly, Lori (Kevin) Bridges of Plainfield, Larry Schwickerath of Alta Vista, Ronald (Stacy) Schwickerath of Virginia Beach, VA, Neil Schwickerath of Cresco, Connie (Scott) Schwickerath of Buda, TX; her mother-in-law, Sharon Trewin of New Hampton; father-in-law, Bob Trewin of Colorado Springs, CO; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Denis Schwickerath in December 2017; her sister, Linda, brother, James.

Online condolences for Diane’s family may be left at www.joycefuneralhomes.com and www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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