|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1866|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 1928|
IDA (THOMPSON) BASSLER - The community was shocked and saddened Wednesday morning to learn of the death of Mrs. Frank Bassler which occurred at her home at 12:15 a. m. death being due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Bassler had been in her usual health, and retired Tuesday evening feeling about as well as usual. Mr. Bassler was awakened at midnight, Mrs. Bassler complaining of a little indigestion. They visited with each other, and Mr. Bassler remained awake to wait upon his wife should it be necessary, and at 12:15 death came suddenly, as it appeared Mrs. Bassler was going to sleep. A physician was summoned at once, but death took place before his arrival. Mrs. Ida Bassler was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, and was born near Lighthouse April 13, 1864* and at her death had reached the age of 62 years, 5 months and 23 days.* The greater part of her life was spent in Ashton where she lived with her parents. For a number of years Mrs. Bassler was engaged in teaching in the Ashton public school and later held a similar position in the Rockord public schools. The deceased was united in marriage with Mr. Frank Bassler, November 27, 1900. No children were born to this union, but a niece, Mrs. Clarence Hart, was raised in the home, and was given the same tender loving care that could be given their own child.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Bassler is survived by one sister, Miss Pearl Thompson. Mrs. Bassler in early life united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a member of Ashton Rebekah Lodge No. 497, and for several years served in the capacity of secretary. Mrs. Bassler was of quiet disposition, devoting her time to the care of her home, and to those dependent upon her. Much has been taken from the husband, sister and niece and the large circle of friends and neighbors, but much is left. The Christian's hope and fadeless memories are still theirs. Coroner F. M. Banker of Franklin Grove conducted an inquest, the jury consisting of L. T. Moore, George W. Batchelor, John M. Krug, Justus Wagner, Fred Tadd and William F. Klingebiel. Funeral services will be held from the late home Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Loyal V. Sitler, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Contributed by Ed Bassler from Dixon Telegraph Thursday Evening October 7, 1926 page 2
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* Math error and grave stone date of birth errors. Age of 62 years, 5 months and 23 days in all likelihood is correct.
Frank Bassler (1869 - 1938)*
Created by: Steve Centner
Record added: Dec 29, 2011
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