Winston Wilburn Trask

March 1, 1928 – Sept. 23, 2005

Winston Trask, 77, of Sweet Home died Sept. 23 at home, surrounded by family and friends, after a long illness.

He was born, the youngest of eight children, to Spain and Kay (Halbert) Trask in Steelville, Mo. on March 1, 1928.

His mother died when he was quite young and the family then moved to Oregon, settling in Sweet Home.

Mr. Trask enlisted in the military, serving in the Philippine Islands as a military policeman during World War II.

After returning home, he worked for Santiam Logging Co.

He met Jean J. Wilkening and they were married in Vancouver, Wash., in 1952.

He continued working in the woods as a shovel operator for Duncan & Moore Logging Co. and then with McCollum Logging before becoming disabled and retiring in 1979.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a life member, charter member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Sweet Home Elks, a member of the Sweet Home Veterans of Foreign Wars, and past president of the Santiam Sams RV group.

He is survived by: his wife Jean; daughters Sandy Van Cleave and her husband John, and Deanna Trask of Sweet Home; son Bruce Trask and his wife Vanessa of Lebanon; sister Alice Palmer of Sweet Home; brother Gene Trask; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Sweet Home Elks Lodge.

Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.