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Ramon M. Bassett

March 28, 1928 — June 18, 2022

Ramon Morris Bassett, age 94 of Gowen MI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 18 into his heavenly home after suffering several mini strokes followed by pneumonia. He was born on March 28,1928 in Cedar Springs, MI to Alden & Irene (Morris) Bassett. He is preceded in death by his parents Alden & Irene, his sister Joan Weldele & his loving wife of 64 years, Louise in 2016. He is survived by his brother Gerald, 4 children: Renae & (Stanley) Kimes of Belding, Debra & (Norman) Chee of New Mexico, Judy & (William) Fish of Rockford and Jeffrey & (Debbie) Bassett of Sparta, 10 grandchildren: Abby & (Nick) Gould of Sand Lake, Whitney Bassett of Sparta, Matthew Kimes of Belding, Michelle & (Jaime) Pyne of Cedar Springs, Peter & (Brandilyn) Fish of Cedar Springs, Kathryn Fish & (Brooks Hobson)of E Grand Rapids, Emily & (Kevin) Ritzema of Cedar Springs, Hannah, Brian & Benjamin Chee of New Mexico, 11 great grandchildren: Colten, Dakota & Shalynn Schreiner, Mason & Madison Hobson, Aiden, Blaire & Brynne Ritzema, Parker, Emmett & Reid Fish. Ramon graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 1947. One of his first jobs was at the Kent Theater in Cedar. He went from passing out flyers to making popcorn to running the movie reels for all the shows. After high school he entered into the Navy. He served from 1948-49 at Glenview Naval Air Base. He operated 2 Amoco service stations, 1 on Main St & 1 at the 131 freeway in Cedar. Upon retirement in the early 1980’s he helped his son Jeff start a new business, Bassett’s Auto & Towing on 17 Mile Rd near freeway in Cedar. His hobbies included drawing, building a canoe, model airplanes (big-small-tiny) & HO scale trains. He also loved to ride motorcycles & owned several different Harley’s including one with a side car (for Mom of course). He was a loving husband, best father ever, a fun grandpa & great grandpa. We will miss his humor, his sweet smile & the wave of his hand to welcome you or say goodbye. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 PM at Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville and on Friday from 10 AM till the services at the church. Funeral Services will be 11 AM Friday, June 24, 2022 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Howard City with Pastor Richard Townes officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow. Burial with Military honors will take place at Elmwood Cemetery in Cedar Springs In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a contribution in Ramon’s name are asked by the family to contribute to the American Heart Assoc, American Cancer Society or St Jude’s Children’s Hosp. Arrangements are by the Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville with complete online at www.marshallfuneralhomeinc.com where you can leave a message of condolence for the family.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Friday, June 24, 2022

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