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Peter Dale Bassett

Male 1940 -

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  • Name Peter Dale Bassett 
    Born 17 Jan 1940  Brown County, MInnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    • Redwood Falls Gazette, December 20, 2018
      Peter ?Dale? Bassett (1940 ? 2018) (Picture included)

      Peter "Dale" Bassett, 78, of Sanborn, died Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Valley View Manor Care Center in Lamberton. Visitation will continue Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the St. Thomas Oratory in Sanborn. A Celebration of Life will be held at the St. Thomas Oratory in Sanborn Thursday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m. The clergy will be Father Phil Schotzko. Interment will be at the Sanborn City Cemetery. Military Honors by Colburn American Legion Post #286. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Online condolences may be left for the family a

      Peter (Dale) Bassett was born January 17, 1940 in Springfield to Peter W. and Milly Bassett. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn. As a youth, Dale was active in Boy Scouts, basketball, football and all outdoor activities. Dale graduated from Sanborn Public School in 1959. In 1963, Dale enlisted in the U.S. Army as a military policeman and was an Army sharp shooter. In December 28, 1963 he was united in marriage to his red headed sweetheart, Carol Brummer of Jeffers. The ceremony was held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn, where Dale was a life-long member. He loved being a part of the "Brummer Bunch" family.
      Dale was honorably discharged from the Army in 1964 and returned to the family business with his father, Peter W. as a partner. Dale grew the Bassett's Meat brand to a household name, known for quality all across the midwest.
      In 1996, he traveled to Russia, where he taught sausage making. In partnership with Land-O-Lakes, he made three separate teaching visits to Russia. Dale was a member and past-president of the Minnesota Association of Meat Processors, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a firearms safety instructor and a former Sanborn city council member. He participated in the development of the Sanborn Farmers Golf Course and was a volunteer on the Sanborn fire department. Dale was a life-long outdoorsman, building his home in Sanborn near the Cottonwood River, where he and the family enjoyed outdoor activities all year long. He was always up for an adventure with his family and friends. He loved to entertain at the cabin, pulling skiers and tubers behind the boat, going on hikes and finding walking sticks for everyone along the way. He was a mentor, teacher, businessman, father and warm-hearted man. He was always there to help when help was needed. He offered tractor rides to any kid who came to Sanborn. He loved slicing watermelon at watermelon days, making homemade ice cream, root beer floats and decorating cookies. He loved trips to the Sanborn DQ, meat conventions, ball games and family activities.
      He had big hands and a huge heart and would offer the shirt off his back to help anyone in need.
      Dale is survived by his wife Carol; children ? Peter J. (Melissa) of Burnsville, Cathy (Jeff) of Lakeville, David (Britta) of Lamberton; grandchildren ? Jackie, Brooke, Peter, Stephen, Samantha, Spencer and Maceo; great-grandchild Hannah; siblings ? Terry and Richard; step grandchildren ? Cassie, Kelly, Alex and Chandler and many nieces and nephews.
      Peter was preceded in death by his parents; Gilbert Simonson, Donna (Simonson) Eberhart, Walter Eberhart, Mel Bacon, Kenneth Barker, Mary Bassett, Ben Brummer and Donald Freese.
    Person ID I19001  14B Jean Besset of Quebec
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2018 

    Father Peter W. Bassett,   b. Abt 1916, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mildred 
    Family ID F7011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carol Brummer 
     1. Peter J. Bassett
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F7012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart