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Robert Bassitt, Sr.

October 27, 1926 - April 7, 2015

Burial Date January 1, 1970

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Robert E. “Bob” Bassitt Sr., 88, passed away April 7, 2015, at 8:21 pm, Lima Memorial Health System.

Robert was born October 27, 1926 in Beaverdam, OH, to Carl and Mildred James Bassitt who preceded him in death.

After returning from serving his country overseas in World War II, he married his sweetheart of Native American Descent Laura Fay Johnson on September 1, 1947, at the Labor Day Rodeo on horseback in Ada, Ohio.

Robert was a member of the Congregational Christian Church in Lafayette. He retired from Ford Motor Company, and had worked at Davidson Enamel and Lima Packing Company. He served in World War II in the South Pacific in the Military Police. He was Chief of Police in Lafayette, and a Boy Scout Master, Troop 11, and served as a Volunteer Fireman. He also was Grange Master at Bath Grange and a member of the V.F.W. and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was an Honorary Life Member U.S.A.F Air Defense Team.

Survivors include: two children, Robert E. Janet Bassitt, Jr. of Wapakoneta, OH, Daughter, Linda K Daniel Fleming of Bluffton, OH, six grandchildren, Jeremy Fleming of Bluffton, Angela Eric Lewis of New Albany, Jason Cynthia Fleming of Bluffton; Michael Cristina Bassitt of Washington State, David Sheila Bassitt of Idaho, and Brian Michelle Bassitt of Columbus. Ten great grandchildren, Mariah Greg Short, Sidney and Gabby Lewis, Kyle, Liliana, and Jacob Fleming, Jacob and Philip Bassitt, Sadie and Makenna Bassitt. Two great great grandchildren, Auden and Leah. Two sisters, Dorothy Clarence Kersker of Lima, and Arleen Handfield.

Preceded in death by: brother, James “Jim” Bassitt, sister, Josephine Ann

Services will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00 am at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services – Eastside Chapel. Pastor Jerry Hall to officiate the service. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.

Friends may call Friday, April 10, 2015, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services – Eastside Chapel

Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County Humane Society.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.


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