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Dale Henry Bassett

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[June 22, 2011]  MOUNT PULASKI -- Dale Henry Bassett, 91, of Mount Pulaski, formerly of San Jose, Calif., and Grass Range, Mont., died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at 1:45 p.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Steven Smith officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted.

Mr. Bassett served in the U.S. Army in occupied Japan during World War II.

He was born on Jan. 3, 1920, in Grass Range, Mont., to Frank Harvey and Elda Lubeke Bassett. He married Bessie Ray on March 26, 1944, at Camp Ruker, Ala.

He is survived by his wife, of Mount Pulaski; two sons, David (and Cathy) Bassett of Mount Pulaski and Harley J. (and Pamela) Bassett of Twin Falls, Idaho; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert, and one brother, Earl.

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He was a member of the Shrine and Masonic Lodge of San Jose, Calif., Veterans of Foreign Wars of Pahrump, Nev., and Mount Pulaski American Legion Post 447.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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