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Rodney John Bassett, 56

Feb 28, 2009

Blue Earth — Rodney John Bassett, age 56, of Blue Earth, died Feb. 21, 2009, at United Hospital, Blue Earth. Funeral services were held on Feb. 25, 2009, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Rev. Dale Kohrs and Rev. Robert Bailey officiated. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Cemetery, Fairmont.

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Nov. 10, 1952, in Fairmont, the son of Lester and Lillian (Brockman) Bassett. Rodney was raised and educated in the East Chain area where he was a 1970 graduate of East Chain High School. He attended vocational school in Austin where he earned an associates degree in electronics. He had worked on the family farm and at Hodgeman Construction for a time before his marriage to Judy Ann Bramer on Nov. 25, 1981, in Fairmont. The couple moved to Winnebago and Rodney began working for Telex Co. and had owned rental properties. He eventually worked as a realtor for Century 21 Co., as well. The couple moved to Blue Earth where Rodney continued working with Telex until his retirement in 2008 after 26 years of service. Rodney was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and had been a member of the Army National Guard. He especially loved attending many car shows all over the United States with his family and collecting and showing vintage cars.

Rodney John Bassett is survived by his wife, Judy Bassett of Blue Earth, his son, Jon (Missy) Bassett of New Ulm, his stepdaughter, Catina (Mark) Mertesdorf-Rekowski of Woodbury, his mother, Lillian Bassett of Blue Earth, his brother, Gary Bassett of Blue Earth, and his grandchildren, Trenton, Trevor and Shawn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Bassett.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com