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Donald Trask

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Donald Trask Obituary

GALESBURG - Donald L. "Doc" Trask, 93, of Galesburg died at 10:26 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at home.

He was born May 8, 1920, in Galesburg, the son of George F. and Florence A. (Johnson) Trask. He married Estelle L. Megginson on Dec. 1, 1946, in Galesburg.

He is survived by his wife, Estelle; a son, Donald Dean (and Marilu) Trask of Lee's Summit, Mo.; two daughters, Carol L. (and Giles) Sorrells of Germantown Hills, Ill., and Leah D. (and William) Webster of Chillicothe, Ill.; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (and Beverly) Trask of Moline, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Christopher Trask; a great-granddaughter, Emery Mirock; and two sisters, Lois Roate and Rosemary Copeland.

Donald worked at Gale Products Division of Outboard Marine Corporation for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He also owned a lawn mower repair business, including Lawn Boys, for many years.

He was a member of First Christian Church.

He was an avid Cardinals fan and enjoyed whittling as a hobby and giving away his creations to many people.

Donald served in the United States Army Air Corps for five years during World War II as a staff sergeant.

He was a member of Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Greg Fitch and the Rev. M.J. Fitch will officiate. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Entombment will follow the funeral in East Linwood Cemetery, with military rites.

Memorials may be made to Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285 Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Oct. 2, 2013
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