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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church (Citrus Springs, Florida)
Saturday September 25th, 2021

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Arthur Trebon

Arthur D. Trebon, 90, of Beverly Hills, Florida, formerly from Waterloo, Iowa passed away on August 30, 2021.
He was born December 31, 1930, in Fairbank Iowa, son of Arthur R. and Gertrude Duffy Trebon. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley A. Youngblut. They married on November 22, 1958, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raymond, Iowa.
Mr. Trebon graduated from Immaculate Conception School Fairbank in 1948, Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa in 1953, with a B.A., and from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1960, with a MS ED degree. He also served in the U.S. Army from November 1953 to August 1955, stationed in Korea.
Art dedicated 37 years of his life to education. From the years 1956-1960, he was a high school English and Latin teacher, coach, and principal at Clutier High School in Clutier, Iowa. From 1960-1964, he was a junior high English and Latin teacher as well as coach at Edison Junior High in Waterloo, Iowa. In 1964, he became assistant principal at Edison, and in 1969 he became principal of Edison Junior/Middle and Elementary, serving in that capacity until 1982. He became principal of Cresthaven and Orange Elementary Schools of Waterloo in 1982. Art retired as principal of Orange Elementary in 1992. He was credited for leading the middle school movement, especially of reading and math curriculum during the 1970’s.
Upon retirement, Art has been active as lector at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church of Citrus Springs, Florida as well as serving as president for eight years (2000-2002; 2012-2018) of the Oakridge Homeowner’s Association, Beverly Hills, Florida. Art enjoyed bowling, taking care of his yard and many flowers, swimming, and playing all kinds of card games. He is remembered for a wonderful sense of humor, an unwavering faith, and an honorable work ethic.
Survivors include Art and Shirley’s four children: son Frank Trebon and his wife Mary of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Donna Hager of Crystal River, Florida; Ann Lentfer and her husband James of Waterloo, Iowa; and Beth Clingenpeel and her husband Joel of Chesapeake, Virginia. Surviving family members also include eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, five brothers (Dale, Francis, Al, Paul, Robert) and one sister (Damaris).
A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs, Florida on Saturday, September 25th at 10:00 AM. Family will receive friends at a luncheon immediately following the mass at Oakridge Homeowner’s Association Club House, 6055 N Whispering Oak Loop, Beverly Hills, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be made to Catholic Charities of Central Florida and Boys Town of Nebraska.

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To Shirley and family: so sorry to see and read in the Courier of Arts obituary. Do hope he didnt suffer! We were trying to remember when you were in Waterloo last? I think we got together at Perkins Restaurant? We always had such nice visits. Invariably, lots of incidence and memories of Edison school days would be retold. We want you to know that you are in our prayers in the days ahead.

Allan and Carolyn Nyhus Sep 6 2021 12:00 AM

Art was a great leader in the field of education. Very passionate about education and students.

Denny Boaz Sep 6 2021 12:00 AM

What a terrific educator. Absolutely the best. I had the honor of having him as my 9th grade Latin teacher (Edison Jr High)His teaching and work prepared me for English skills needed in taking college prep tests and beyond. I have always sung his praises as the best teacher who taught me how to learn. He will always be with you. Thank you for sharing him with his students. Most sincerely, Marcia A Hammond

Marcia A Hammond Sep 5 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences for your family. Our children went to Orange Elementary in Waterloo, Iowa where Mr. Trebon was the principal. The school was a great elementary school because of great teachers and leadership. There was also strong parental backing as well. The school was city and farm kids, and low and high economic backgrounds. I am grateful for his leadership.

Donna Schmeidel Sep 5 2021 12:00 AM

Thinking of you from Janice Youngblut.

Hutch Sep 5 2021 12:00 AM

Art will be so missed. I have countless memories of him sitting around the round oak table in his kitchen playing cards with my daughters. He was always so full of life, quick to offer a hug, and full of faith that God was in control. A true patriarch, role model for other fathers, and faithful servant. Wishing much love to Shirley and his children.

Joel Clingenpeel Sep 5 2021 12:00 AM

I will cherish our memories and love you had for our family and devotion to God. Rest in peace you will always have a place in my heart. Love you, Dad. Ann

Ann Lentfer Sep 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arthur Trebon

Ann Lentfer Sep 5 2021 12:00 AM

In memory of my father whose favorite color was green. Dad always used to say God makes everything green. I will miss you dearly dad and cherish our memories together. May you be in eternal peace and happiness that you so have earned . God Bless

Donna Sep 4 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arthur Trebon

Donna Sep 4 2021 12:00 AM

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