Dale B. Trask, 86, of Columbia, MO, formerly of Memphis, died June 26, 2022.
He was born in Cantril on May 15, 1936, a son of Chauncey Edward and Ruth B (Northrup) Trask.
Dale graduated from Kahoka High School with the Class of 1954.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduation. Following basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas and Quartermaster School in Fort Lee, Virginia, he was assigned to the 10th Infantry Division in Bamberg, Germany where he served as the assistant regimental supply sergeant. He was honorably discharged after three years of service.
Dale was introduced to Maria Koenigbauer by mutual friends while stationed in Germany. They married and became the parents of three daughters: Elizabeth, Linda, and Laurie.
Following military service, Dale was employed as a station agent for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, serving at locations in Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois. The family resided in Memphis from 1958 until 1971 at which time they moved to Columbia, MO.
Dale attended evening classes at Columbia College where he graduated, at the age of 45, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He held professional accreditation as a Certified Purchasing Manager from the National Association of Purchasing Management. He was employed at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1971 until his retirement in 1998. He served as the military supply officer for the University’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs and worked as a buyer in the Procurement and Materials Management department.
Dale researched and authored a history of the Northrup and Trask families. He was a Past Master of Memphis Masonic Lodge #16 A.F. & A.M.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Maurice Wade, and James William Trask; sister, Mary Ruth Gray; and half-brothers: Edward Almon and Gene McFarland Trask.
He is survived by his wife, Maria; their three daughters: Elizabeth (Michael) Grissom of Columbia MO, Linda (Larry) McDaniel of Gladstone, MO, and Laurie Trask of Columbia. MO; his brother, Harry Alan Trask of Arlington, VA; and three grandchildren: Ali McDaniel, Jenna McDaniel, and Sean Grissom.