, age 77, of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital in Ste. Genevieve. He was born December 19, 1939, in Ashley, Illinois, the son of the late Virginia (nee Heckley) Harris and the late Wayne Trask.
He is survived by his wife, Palmie (nee Courtway) Trask; son Jonathan (Lynn) Trask of Festus, Missouri; daughters Joan Trask of St. Louis, Missouri, Jennifer (John) Steele of Valles Mines, Missouri, Katherine Gross of High Ridge, Missouri, and Elizabeth (Mike) McCormick of Cedar Hill, Missouri; sisters Mona Smith of Texas, Kerri (Gary) Hayes of Festus, and Kate (Chris Anderson) Trask of Florida; brother David (Kathy) Trask of Festus; stepmother Lorene Trask of Festus; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers Jerry (Gail survives of Indiana) Trask and Al (Judie survives of De Soto, Missouri) Trask and stepfather Edwin Harris.
He was a retired autoworker from Chrysler in Fenton, Missouri, and a member of UAW Local #110.
Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral 10:00 A.M. Thursday, May 18, at the funeral home, officiated by Bro. Don Bahr, minister of De Soto Church of Christ in De Soto. Interment in Presbyterian/Methodist Cemetery in Festus. Memorials in Charles's name are preferred to the American Lung Association.