Norman J. Basten
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Norman J. Basten
  • May 18, 1930 - October 18, 2017
  • Beaver Dam, Illinois

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Norman J. Basten, 87, passed away on October 18, 2017 surround by his loving family. He grew up in Waukegan, Illinois and currently lived in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Norman was born on May 18, 1930 in Waukegan. He was a proud Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War and belonged to the American Legion.
Norman was a model railroad hobbyist which also included airplanes and loved woodworking. Also enjoyed fishing up north.

He is survived by his three children; Suzanne (Barry) Goebert, Brad Basten and Cheryl (John) Vejvoda; seven grandchildren, Emily and Hannah Goebert, Jack, Tom and Ada Basten, Lauren and John Vejvoda; and his sister, Eleanor Smith

Preceded in death by his forever love, wife Glenda; parents, Anna and Frederick Basten; sister, Lorraine Gelhar and grandson, Joseph Frederick Basten.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11am at Our Lady of Humility Church, 10655 W. Wadsworth Rd. Zion, IL with a visitation starting at 10am. Interment at Ascension cemetery.

Donations or memorials may be made to the American Legion or William Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.