Richard  Gwin


Richard M. Gwin, 81, of 700 W. Alta Vista, died January 24, 2019 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born February 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, CA to Warren J. and Ida M. Wright Gwin.
Richard attended Inglewood High School and received his GED from Indian Hills Community College. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War era.
He was a bus driver for Ottumwa Transit, for LA Transit MTA for 23 years, a driver for Dickey's Trucking/Transportation and for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.
Richard was a member of Izaak Walton League, a life member of the N.R.A. and an active member of A.A. for 47 years. He enjoyed sky diving and mountain climbing. He was an award-winning powerlifter, an accomplished pilot and loved all things aviation. He enjoyed military history and playing bingo.
Surviving are his children, Richard Gwin of Hesperia, CA, Barbara Gwin of Citrus Heights, CA, Kevin Gwin of Boise, ID and David Sundvall of St. Cloud, MN; 9 grandchildren; and nieces, Deborah (Bruce) Moore and Merrie (Ric) Rominger a nephew, Bobby (Corrina) Buffington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Nancy Buffington and brothers, Walter and Delbert Gwin.
His body has been cremated.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 at Reece Funeral Home with Bill Hart officiating. Military services will be conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
Visitation with the family present will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Izaak Walton League, P.O. Box 495, Ottumwa, IA 52501.
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