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Terry A. Trask Karrels

Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 58)
Philip, Haakon County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Elm Springs, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 100026753 · View Source
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Terry A. Trask was born June 10, 1954, at Rapid City, South Dakota, the daughter of Mark and Winifred "Winnie" (O'Connell) Trask. She grew up on the Spanish Five Ranch, in the Cheyenne River Breaks, and Elk Creek, in the Elm Springs Community.

Terry attended rural country school in that area and high school at St. Martins Academy in Rapid City where she graduated in 1972. She then attended South Dakota State University in Brookings.

Terry was united in marriage to Michael H. Karrels on December 27, 1990, on the Spanish Five Ranch, and to this union was born a son, James Michael Karrels.

They made their home on a ranch south of Belvidere which they operated until 2003 when they moved to a ranch in Montana. They continued to reside on the ranch until her death.

Terry was generous and enjoyed doing acts of kindness for people privately, never wanting recognition, but ranching was the biggest part of her life. The spring season was her favorite, especially enjoying new colts being born and naming them, and baby calves being born and watching them grow up. Terry was her dad's cowboy, and inherited his eye for good livestock and her uncle Milton's passion for raising good horses.

Grateful for sharing her life are her husband, Michael H. Karrels of Broadus; her two brothers, Patrick and Rose Mary Trask and their family of Elm Springs, and Tom and Shelia Trask and their family of Elm Springs; special friends Chuck and Charlotte Hubing of Miles City, Montana; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Terry was preceded in death by her son James Michael Karrels, and her parents, Mark and Winnie.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 5, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Jim Scott officiating.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, at the Elm Springs Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Gene Hammerstrom
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100026753
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Terry A. Trask Karrels (10 Jun 1954–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100026753, citing Elm Springs Cemetery, Elm Springs, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Gene Hammerstrom (contributor 46834086) .