Marvin F. Basgall, 78, died Dec. 30 at Great Bend. He was born May 30, 1933, at Loretto, the son of Joe G. and Hilda (Von Feldt) Basgall. He married Wanita "Sandy" Basgall on Feb. 7, 1953, at Hays.
At age 14 he began playing with his family’s dance band, The Troubadours, and then with the Eddie Basgall Orchestra. He owned and operated his body shop from 1969 to 1989, taking pride in the finished product. He then was an auto damage appraiser until retiring in 2001. He sponsored a softball team during the time he owned the body shop, which was a great joy because of the dedicated players who won many trophies.
Mr. Basgall was a Great Bend resident since 1953, coming from Hays.
He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Gary Basgall and his wife Rhonda of Great Bend; two daughters, Pam Corkins and her husband Cliff of Hutchinson, and Shelly Drees and her husband Mitch of Brookville; two sisters, Vera Bellendir, and Boots Maltby and her husband Bob, both of Great Bend; five grandchildren, Barry Stalcup and his wife Daphne, Taylor Basgall and his wife Katie, Emma Drees, Riley Drees, and Keenan Drees; and three great-grandchildren, Mason Stalcup, Kennedi Stalcup and Averi Stalcup. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ed Basgall and Del Basgall.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend. Father Reginald A. Urban will be the celebrant. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Holy Family School Music Department, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home**
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 1, 2012