Born: August 18, 1956
Died: August 29, 2018
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood
Celebration of Life for Richard Gene Brevig “Tricky Dick” will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home in Northwood, IA with viewing from 12:00 till 2:00 p.m. and service to follow at 2:00 p.m.
Richard was born on August 18, 1956 in Mason City, IA to Kenneth and Dorothy (Heffel) Brevig. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Church in Kensett, IA. He attended Northwood-Kensett High School and went on to attend NIACC for Drafting and Diesel Machanic. He later went on to receive his CDL.
Richard enjoyed working in his garage and shop on small engines, woodworking, drafting, riding his motorcycle and golf cart, collecting Rock Island Railroad and Die-cast car memorabilia, watching Westerns, NASCAR, and Minnesota Vikings. He also loved playing pool, fishing with Skinny and family in Minnesota, attending antique swap meets, going to the Clay County Fair, helping his family with projects, spending time with his wife Bonnie, his daughters Jody and Lisa, and his 4 granddaughters.
Richards work career involved working at B&K Lumber in Northwood, UCI in Lake Mills, Cummins in Lake Mills, Conway Freight in Clear Lake and was recently employed at Brown National Lease in Clear Lake.
Richard married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Jean Anderson-Estes on December 30, 1974 in Kensett. They became parents to Jody Lynn Brevig (John Brandt) and Lisa Ann Brevig (Jon Stricker). They were blessed with four granddaughters, Addyson, Taryn, Edyn Brandt and Kia Stricker.
He was able to fulfill a life long dream of racing by riding in a NASCAR race car for his 62 birthday at the Iowa Speedway in Newton. He had an awesome experience and loved it.
Richard is survived by his: wife Bonnie of 43 years; daughters and granddaughters; brothers Garry (LaVonne) Brevig, Larry (Marcy) Brevig, Mark (Lanita) Brevig and Kenney Brevig; sisters Barb (Maynard) Peterson and Darlene (Bob) Oakland; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his: parents, Kenneth and Dorothy Brevig; 2 brothers in infancy; sister-in-laws, Teresa Brevig and Darlene Tomlinson; father-in-law, Wally Anderson and Maynard Estes; and close friends, Denny Bergo, Ron Bruggeman, and Jeff Thompson.
Richard was truly the most caring person and hardest worker. He is loved dearly by all his family and will be greatly missed.
Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood, 641-324-1121, www.schroederandsites.com