LARNED — Gerald J. Basgall, 69, died Sept. 24, 2012 at the Hays Medical Center.
Born April 11, 1943 in La Crosse, he was the son of Everett and Eupharosenca Hartman Basgall.
A resident of Larned since 1969, moving from La Crosse, he was an auto mechanic, did building maintance for USD 495 and was the part-time animal control officer. On April 1, 1967 he married Carol Foos at La Crosse where they lived with their two daughters until they later divorced. A life journey began with Joan L. Speed in April of 1981 and they later married on June 4, 1989 at Lake Tahoe, Nev. She survives.
Mr. Basgall was of the Catholic Faith, served on the Larned Fire and Rescue for 22 years, and was a member of the Bowling Association of Larned.
Other survivors include two daughters, Julie Moore and husband Craig, Leavenworth; and Tara Basgall, Wichita; nine brothers, Ralph, Wichita; LeRoy and wife Charlotte, Russell; Melvin and wife Judy, Elk City, Okla.; Virgil and wife Janet, Carson City, Nev.; Bobby and wife Donna, Wilson; Ron and wife Patsy, Great Bend; Raymond and wife Kathy, La Crosse; Tony and wife Loretta, Brownell; and Daniel and wife Janice, McCracken; a sister, Cathy Hoffman, Wichita; and one grandchild, Tyler Corcoran; his grandchildren of the heart, Joshua, Justin, Kyrsten Woods, Makenzie Harper, Jacob Simmons; and a slew of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harry; and a sister Mary Jane Basgall.
Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Dan Lundgren presiding. Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 and Oct. 12 with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at the Larned Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to be given to the Gerald J. Basgall Fund, to be divided between the Larned Fire and Rescue and the Harold Dorzweiler Memorial Cancer Assistance fund. Personal condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Beckwith Mortuary, Inc.*
P.O. Box 477
Larned, KS, 67550
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 30, 2012