Richard Thomas Meyne, 62, of Oelwein passed away on Tuesday August 22, 2017 at Covenant Hospital in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 10-11:00 AM on Friday September 1, 2017 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Memorial services will then begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Richard was born in Oelwein on July 21, 1955 to parents Harold and Estefana (Lujan) Meyne. He graduated from Oelwein High School with the class of 1974. He then earned his degree in Welding from NICC-Calmar. He was a master welder and had been employed with Speedy’s Manufacturing in Oelwein. His love of woodworking, from high school woodshop class, had then led him to employment with Wood Harbor in Mason City. Richard then moved to Colorado and was employed as a welder for several years. He later returned to Iowa and was employed as a welder with Featherlite Trailers in Cresco.
Richard had a lifelong love of music. He enjoyed watching movies, John Deere tractors, was an avid Denver Broncos fan and Iowa Hawkeyes fan, and had a green thumb-especially when it came to growing cactus. Richard had suffered from Polio and its effects, but he never let it limit him. He was always very active playing sports with his siblings and loved working on the family farm with his grandpa and dad. He was also very proud of his Mexican heritage. Richard was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He gave as generously in death, as he did in life, by donating through the Iowa Donor Network.
Left to celebrate Richard’s life is his mother Estefana of Oelwein; his sisters: Mary Anne Meyne of Webster City, Susan (Gary) Clark of LaPorte City, Catherine (Don) Ott of Floyd and Brenda (Gerald) Lauer of Stanley; his brothers: David Meyne of Cedar Falls, John Meyne of Urbana, Joseph (Sally) Meyne of Urbana, Lavern Meyne of Clinton; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Harold; his grandparents: Herman and Elfrieda Meyne, Leonard and Isabel Lujan.