Re: Obit (2009) - Charles "Clifford" Trask & sister


Thanks for your efforts on this.

I wouldn¹t pay $2.95 US for an obit that¹s common knowledge either, just on
principle, unless I was a direct close relative. It has to be out there on
the internet somewhere FREE.

With Roblene (Wayne Dillon), I didn¹t add her as a sister as she could also
be a half sister or step sister with the maiden name, Distelrath.

Thanks again.


On 1/29/11 12:57 AM, "Gerry Mattinson" <gmattins@...> wrote:

> Trask & Brown researchers,
> Here is the obituary for Charles "Clifford" Trask from the Iron Mountain Daily
> News (Michigan) web site
> (
> ml?nav=5003)
> BREITUNG TOWNSHIP - Clifford C. Trask, 84, of N 4578 County Rd. 607, Breitung
> Township, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Dickinson County Memorial
> Hospital.
> He was born on March 18, 1925, in Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada.  He immigrated
> to Detroit with his parents, the late William and Anna (Brown) Trask.  Cliff
> joined the United States Navy during World War II and served aboard the Navy
> Sub Chaser PC 612.
> During his service to our country, Cliff received a Christian tract from his
> sister, which changed his life forever.  He understood he was a sinner in need
> of a savior.  He bowed his head and heart before his Lord Jesus Christ and put
> his trust in Jesus Christ who had paid the penalty for his sins.
> He sought to live out the rest of his life in a way that would glorify God. 
> After his time in the Navy, he drifted his way to Alaska, where he worked for
> over a year constructing the Alaska railroad.  He had several migrant farmer
> jobs, including picking cotton, carrots and citrus in Arizona.
> Cliff ended up coming back to Michigan in the 1940s and met Ruth Hansen, who
> became his wife on Oct. 20, 1949.  Together, they moved back to Mesa, Ariz.,
> for a brief time before returning to the Iron Mountain area in the 1950s. 
> Cliff worked for Perfex and later as a diesel truck mechanic for Cummins
> Diesel, Mack Truck and ended his career with the Dickinson County Road
> Commission, where he had worked for most of his life.
> He attended and was active at the Balsam Street Christian Church. He was also
> involved with Big Brothers-Big Sisters, NAMI and was a strong supporter of AA
> and Al-Anon.  Cliff enjoyed Rosemaling and making wooden furniture.  He loved
> to plant and tend to his trees.
> Cliff is survived by his sons, Stephen (Barbara) Trask of Breitung Township,
> Scott (Pamela) Trask of Breitung Township and Joel Trask of Oconto, Wis.; and
> a sister, Roblene (Wayne) Dillon of Lafayette, Ga.  He is also survived by
> many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews of the Hansen family and
> nephew, Craig (Anne) Russet.
> He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth in 1995, a brother, Earl William
> Trask and a sister, Rochelle Russet.
> Visitation will be held on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Balsam Street
> Christian Church in Kingsford.
> Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the church. Larry Neargarth will
> officiate.
> Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
> In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his memory.
> Condolences to the family of Clifford Trask may be expressed online at
> The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron
> Mountain with the funeral arrangements.
> NOTE:  I had listed his sister as Hilda Racheal (that's the way it was spelt
> on her border crossing), but the obituary lists her as Rochelle.  The SSDI
> seems to agree with me, however.  It lists:
> Rachel Russett (two "t"s), born 20-Apr-1923, died 27-Dec-2007; Last Residence
> = Colorado Springs, Colorado; SS # issued in Michigan.
> Or maybe we're both wrong - "The Gazette" (from Colorado Springs)
> published an obituary for Rachelle H. Russett on 4-Jan-2008.  The
> first 25 of 122 words are:
> April 20, 1923-December 27, 2007. Rachelle Hilda Russett was born April 20,
> 1923 to Ann Elsa Brown and William Trask in Nova Scotia, Canada. Resident...
> I don't think I'll spend the required $2.95 US to get the remainder of the
> obituary.
> Gerry
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