Richard Lee Bassett, age 81, of Kendallville, Indiana, died Monday, May 28, 2018 at Orchard Pointe in Kendallville. Mr. Bassett was born in Jackson Township, Dekalb County, Indiana on May 7, 1937 to the late Virgil John Bassett and Flossie Marie (Keeler) Bassett. He graduated from Riverdale High School, St. Joe, Indiana in 1955 and Coyne Electronics Technical College, Chicago, Illinois in 1957. He served his country in the United States Army and the National Guard from 1958 – 1962. He married Janet Irene Mansberger on June 20, 1959 at the Hudson United Brethren Church. Richard was an electronics engineer and was employed with Stroman Electronics, WAWK Radio as chief engineer, and Triax Cable as plant manager for 20 years before retiring in 1997. He was a past member of Calvary United Methodist Church where he was a trustee, youth group leader, and Sunday school teacher. He is a member of the Hudson United Brethren Church and American Legion Post 86 of Kendallville.
Wife, Janet Bassett of Kendallville.
Daughter, Cynthia and Tim Moore of Albion.
Son, Eric and Sherri Bassett of Avilla.
Grandchildren: Nathaniel Moore of Marion, Josiah Moore and Hannah Moore both of Albion; Christopher Bassett of Herriman, Utah, Amanda Bassett and Evan Bassett both of Avilla.
Sister, Dessie Marie Biddle of Kendallville.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Virgil Bassett, Jr. and Merle Bassett.
Visitation will held Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with Pastor Craig Burkholder officiating.
Burial with military honors will take place at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville. Pallbearers will be Jeff Bassett, David Bassett, Thomas Bassett, Mark Bassett, Kevin Bassett, Bill Bassett, and Scott Warstler. Military honors provided by active duty United States Army troops and the local Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hudson United Brethren Church or to Heartland Hospice.
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