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Marjorie Bassett

Female 1935 - 2021  (86 years)

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  • Name Marjorie Bassett 
    Born 8 Apr 1935 
    Gender Female 
    _UID BBEEA3878CD6E341884760EBF32DE2B22721 
    Died 28 Dec 2021 
    • Racine Journal Times, Wisconsin, January 9, 2022
      Marjorie Irene Lacock
      April 8, 1935 ? Dece. 28, 2021

      At peace, Marjorie Irene Lacock, December 28, 2021. Marjorie "Marj" Lacock was born April 8, 1935, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn and Bessie (Mitchell) Bassett. She graduated from Springville High School in 1952, and was united in marriage to Roger Lacock in 1953.
      Marj received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1974. Over the years as an artist, she worked in intaglio printmaking, papermaking, jewelry, and painting. Her work with pearlescent watercolor on canvas was embellished with text, beads, and gold leaf. Her inspiration came from her love of nature.
      Marj had exhibited at the Wustum Museum, Anderson Art Center, Seebeck Gallery, and is represented in many private and permanent corporate collections.
      Marj and her husband, Roger, lovingly and meticulously restored an historic John Randal McDonald house in Racine. A beautiful and welcoming home emerged, with an extensive art collection and lush gardens.
      Marj treasured the family vacations to Florida, and entertaining family and friends. Along with two other chairpersons, Marj and Roger were instrumental in reviving the Monument Square Art Fair, and supported the Racine art scene. She also worked at Funky Hannah's bead shop, and had been a founding member of the Artists Gallery.
      Marj will be missed by her husband of 68 years, Roger; her daughter, Laura (Gary) Kastelic; her son, Martin (Jean) Lacock; her grandchildren, Sara (Jeff) Horein, Nathan Lacock, Emily Kastelic, and Caroline Kastelic; her brother, Thomas Bassett, and sister-in-law, Lois Bassett. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Allen Bassett.
      The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Durbin, Dr. Joshua Bloom, and the staffs at Brookside Care Center, Ascension All Saints Hospital, and Froedtert Kenosha Hospital, for their kindness and care of Marj at this time.
      Memorials to HALO and Racine Arts Council have been suggested.
      Private services will be held at a later date.
      803 MAIN ST. RACINE, WI 53403
    Person ID I11617  7B William Bassett of Cross Plains, Indiana
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2022 

    Father Glenn Melvin Bassett,   b. 1906, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1951, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Bessie C Mitchell,   b. 31 Dec 1911, Springville, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 2010, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Family ID F5210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart