Francis "Frank" D. BaslerAugust 20, 1920 ~ January 1, 2018 (age 97)
Francis “Frank” D. Basler
Joined his loved ones in Heaven on January 1, 2018. Born August 20, 1920 to Wm. and Catherine (Steiner) Basler in Toledo, The 97 years old lived nearly all his life in Sylvania Township. He proudly served in the 11th Armored Div. in Patton’s Army as a tank driver across Europe in WWII earning medals including a Bronze Star. He went on the 2008 Honor Flight. A lifetime factory worker, retired from Toledo Scale. He followed sports, longtime Tigers fan, loved playing cards, especially Skip-Bo and UNO, was a pet and music lover. Enjoyed fishing, traveling to Fla., vegetable/flower gardening and just sitting in the sun in his outdoor recliner. Married Irene Baise 10/10/1942, they had 55 years together till her passing in 1997. Followed by 16 years of companionship by Christine Bussow till she passed 2014. Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, brothers Leo (Madonna), Carl, Charles, Richard (Donelda), and sister Katherine (George) Smith, Dick Valentine, his in-laws Henry (Clara) Baise, brother-in-law Lloyd (Helen) Baise and Christine Bussow. Left to mourn his loss daughters, Linda Walters, Janis (Tom) Rockwell and son Don, 14 nieces and nephews, cousins and numerous great,great- great, and great- great- great nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 1-5:00 P.M. with services including military ceremony at 3:30 P.M. at Reeb funeral home, Sylvania, OH. Interment at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorials to the Donor’s Choice.
Thank you, Dad for being such a wonderful Father.
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