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Richard Meyne
July 21, 1955 - August 22, 2017

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.   


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Julie (Gibson) Fellows on September 20, 2017 at 7:21 AM said:

I recently spoke with my parents and they shared the news of Richard's passing. My deepest condolences to every member of your family. We all grew up together in the Oelwein/Aurora area though I doubt Richard would have remembered us. I recall that he was a very happy person and a good older brother. Hopefully, you will continue to celebrate his life everyday and eventually find peace and comfort.
Mary-class of 74 on August 29, 2017 at 4:21 PM said:

So very sorry to the family for your loss.. Dick was a great guy. ALWAYS had a smile on his face. Always! Sounds like he led quite the life. Glad he maintained his love of the Broncos when he came back to IA. He will be missed.
Mike Hornung on August 29, 2017 at 9:45 AM said:

Great personality. All who came in contact with him should have been inspired by his constant upbeat and playful attitude, that he constantly displayed. He will always be remembered fondly.
brian on August 24, 2017 at 4:46 PM said:

i always had fun with richard, we were friends for a long time. the last time i seen him was about a year ago and it was just like 40 years ago, right were we left off. i'm sorry for everyones loss. richard was cool.
Anonymous on August 24, 2017 at 8:46 AM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Meyne Family during this difficult time. May my cousin Richard have everlasting peace. JIM TAFOLLA

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