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William R. "Bill" Lask, 85, of Alamogordo, passed away Friday, April 2, 2010.
He was born June 24, 1924, in Grand Haven, Mich., to Roland and Anna (Lang) Lask. He grew up in Michigan and joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and served from 1943 to 1946.
During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater where he was a radio operator. He married Virginia O'Brien on May 28, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo. They moved to Dumas, Texas, where he began his career in radio. He managed several stations in New Mexico until he purchased KINN in 1971. He later founded KZZX. He retired in 1995.
He was a member of the Noon Lions and St. Jude Mission.
Survivors include his son Robert E. Lask and his wife, Michelle, of Alamogordo; three grandchildren, Miranda Lask and Kassidy Lask, both of Las Cruces, and Dustin Lask, of Alamogordo; one great-granddaughter, Brelynn Marie Hamberg, of Las Cruces; two brothers, Frank Lask and his wife, Donna, of Black River, Mich., and John Lask, of Alamogordo; two sisters, Shirley Showler of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Mary Jane Aumock, of Unionville, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2010, in the Chapel of Our Lady at St. Jude Mission with Father Tom Hoffman, S.J., as celebrant.
Inurnment will follow at St. Jude Mission Columbarium.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Alamogordo Noon Lions Club.
The Lask family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 3 to Apr. 7, 2010
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