Dec. 28, 1905-April 9, 2004
TRENTON -- Daisy M. Trask, 98, died Friday (April 9, 2004) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton.
She was born Dec. 28, 1905, to Friedrich W. and Pauline Anna (Pauglusch) Eller in Redwood County, Minn.
On Sept. 22, 1922, she married Fred Okins in Redwood County. After the dissolution of that marriage, she married Grant Trask in Redwood Falls on Aug. 29, 1939. In 1940, the couple moved to Nebraska where they purchased and operated Trask Sand and Gravel in Trenton. She operated all the equipment and handled the bookkeeping. After they sold the gravel business, she opened Daisy's Upholstery in Trenton. In 1998, she moved to McCook, but later returned to Trenton where she was a resident of El Dorado Manor.
In her later years, she volunteered many hours making lap robes, quilts and Afghans for El Dorado Manor Nursing Home, veteran's homes and other organizations.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Culbertson, Business and Professional Women's Association and was a delegate from Nebraska to the 5th national convention. She was a member of the Trenton Chamber of Commerce for 20 years and was honored as the first lady president of a chamber of commerce in Nebraska. She was also a long-time member and chaplain of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Trenton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Fred and Grant; two daughters, Pauline Reinfeld and Elizabeth Fahey; two sons, infant Frederick and Gerald Okins.
Survivors include two sons, George Okins and his wife, Joan of Westland, Mich.; one daughter, Trude and husband, David Ferguson of Keller, Texas; one brother, Siegfried Eller and wife, Louise of Forest Grove, Ore.; 22 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
Services are Friday, 10:30 a.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church in Culbertson with the Rev. Bryan L. Hopfensperger officiating. Interment will be in Trenton Cemetery.
Visitation is Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given in her name to St. John's Lutheran Church of Culbertson.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.