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Alfred M. Basinger

December 3, 1928 - February 13, 2023

Burial Date February 18, 2023

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Pastor Ruth Carter-Crist officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton. Visitation will be Friday, February 17, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Alfred Mueller Basinger, 94, went home to be with his heavenly father on February 13, 2023 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay with his loving family at his side. Al was born December 3, 1928 in Bluffton to the late Marden and Minnie (Mueller) Basinger who preceded him in death. On June 18, 1950 he married the love of his life, Joan Keller Basinger who survives.
Al graduated from Pandora High School. He was a farmer and was a driver for Mack Trucking in Findlay retiring at the age of 91. Al was a member of Pandora United Methodist Church. He enjoyed singing, playing guitar, yodeling, mushroom and coon hunting and especially playing bluegrass music. Al would stop anything he was doing to attend any of his family’s music or sporting events. He loved singing around the campfire at the pond with his family and friends. As long as Al had his family and his guitar he was a very happy man.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Basinger of Rawson; four children, Valerie (Paul) Nusbaum of Pandora, Christine (Thomas) Meyer of Rawson, Brent (Stephanie) Basinger of Rawson, Jenny Wilson of Aubrey, Texas; nine grandchildren, Rachel, Ryan, Heidi, Joe, Molly, Abby, Alexandria, Lydia, Raven; twenty-one great-grandchildren and two sisters, Miriam Lee of Pandora and Mary Ann Herr of Bluffton.
Al was preceded in death by an infant brother, William Basinger and a great-granddaughter, Addison Meyer.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Pastor Ruth Carter-Crist officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton. Visitation will be Friday, February 17, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pandora United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

 

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