Richard Willet Trask, 89, of Shellsburg, Iowa, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital under the care of hospice.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, 5338 Johnson Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, officiated by Rev. Jay Jentink. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories Stateroom. Interment with military honors will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Richard was born January 12, 1928 in Muscatine, Iowa to Clarence and Byrle (Edwards) Trask. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Doris Lorraine Theobald on April 25, 1953 in Muscatine. To this union, three sons were born.
Richard worked as a test technician at Rockwell from 1953 until his retirement in 1989. He was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he was active in the Awana Club. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking, and was especially skilled at the scroll saw. He liked listening to organ music, working in his garden, and he thoroughly enjoyed his retirement.
Richard is survived by his wife of nearly sixty-four years, Doris; sons Terry Trask of New Sharon and Michael Trask of Urbana; four grandchildren: Nick, Erik, Angie, and Richard; 8 great grandchildren, and siblings: Robert, Duane, Danny, and Judy Trask.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Randall Trask, and daughter-in-law Barbara Trask.
A memorial in Richard’s name has been established.