Obituary: Donald Gilbert Trick


Donald  Gilbert Trick, age 69, of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, formerly Carver County, Minn., passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Taiwan.

Memorial Service will be Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, 141 1st Street E, Waconia with Rev. John Zahrte officiating; Visitation one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Interment at Woodside Cemetery, Shorewood, Minn.

Don was born on May 5, 1943 in Carver County, the son of Emma (Trick) St. John and Julius Trick Sr. and was confirmed at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Excelsior. On March 23, 2003 he was united in marriage to Irene Yang in Taiwan.

Don was a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother and uncle. In September 1961, Don joined the U.S. Navy and served for 30 years before retiring in September 1991 as a Master Chief. In October of 1996 Don moved to Taiwan and worked for VSE Corporation on the same ships that he served on in the U.S. Navy, until his passing.

Don was preceded in death by his mother Emma (Trick) St. John; father Julius Trick Sr.; brother Julius Trick Jr.; grandparents Ernest and Elise Koehler.

Don is survived by his loving family; wife Irene Trick, son Julius Gilbert Trick; daughters Tina Trick, Jenny and Eric Sung; grandchildren Christina and Elise Sung; all of Taiwan; sister Diane Bowman of Fort Worth, Texas; niece Stacy and Mike Boatman also of Fort Worth; a great-niece and nephew, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia, Minn.