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Edward A. Basler

Edward A. Basler of Ste. Genevieve died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at home in Ste. Genevieve. He was 89 years old
He was born October 18, 1930 in Ste. Genevieve. He married Lenora (Vogt) Basler on September 12, 1953  and she survives him in Ste. Genevieve.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Melinda  Fisher and her husband Terry of Bloomsdale; Teena Herman and her husband Herb of West Field, Indiana; and Connie Drury and her husband Christopher of Bloomsdale; and one son, Ed Basler and his wife Cindy of Trophy Club, Texas.
He is also survived by grandchildren Shane Fisher and his special friend, Pam Meyer, Jason Fisher, and Holly Viox and her husband Andy; Jennifer Schwent and her husband Matt and Sarah Moskowitz and her husband Jesse; Cortney Hart and her husband Jordan, Kelsey Givens and her husband Blane, and Brandon Basler; Garrett Drury and his wife Angela, Katelin Whittom and her husband Brandon, Jordan Drury and his wife Katlyn, Allison Klump and her husband Trevor; great-grandchildren – Abby, Elijah, and Emma Fisher; Theoren and Madison Viox; Alexandrea (Schwent) Scott, Miranda, and Whitley Schwent, and Titus Hart; Dillon Drury, Grayson, Landon, and Lincoln Whittom; Harvey and Grant Drury; Kayden, Bryce, and Corinna Fisher; Elle and Audrey Moskowitz; great-great-grandchild – Davis Scott.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Basler, his mother, Christine (Klein) Basler, one sister,  Bertha Geiler, and five brothers, Clarence Basler, Archie Basler, Clete Basler, Thomas Basler, Aloysius Basler, and Eugene Basler.
He was a Korean War Veteran of the US Air Force. He was a member of the Elks and was a Past Post Commander of American Legion Post 150. He volunteered his time with the rosary ministry at Ste. Genevieve Care Center and had served as an auxiliary police officer. He was also an active member of St. Agnes Parish. He had worked for Creole Dairy, Dairy Brand, and Foremost Dairies. He had retired from Mississippi Lime working the Scale House. He had a self-taught freehanded artistic talent in sign painting where he painted large signs to lettering on trucks. He loved dancing, playing cards, and hanging out with friends. He also loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, June 18 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Bloomsdale.  Burial was at St. Agnes Cemetery. Rev. William Thess officiated. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church or to Crown Hospice.