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Dennis Wayne Baseman

Funeral services for Dennis Baseman, age 79, of Glenville, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.  Pastor Steven Woyen will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, July 14 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.


Dennis died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City, Iowa.


Dennis Baseman was born on September 20, 1939 in Rib Falls, Wisconsin, the son of Royal and Dorothy (Westfall) Baseman. He grew up in Rib Falls and moved to Glenville at a young age where he milked cows and helped his father at the family’s sawmill.  As a young adult, Dennis became very active in the community.  He served on the Glenville Fire Department and was the city police officer.  Dennis was a member of many bowling leagues, softball teams, and the snowmobile club.  Dennis married Nancy Hoeve and together they had two children, Corina and Wade.  The couple later divorced.  Dennis then married Diane Brandvold who died of cancer. In 2003, Dennis met Jan Bettin through a mutual friend and they married in June of 2004.  Dennis was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Glenville and later Trinity Lutheran.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and creative craftsman.  He loved traveling and seeing new places, especially enjoying an Alaskan Cruise and a trip to the Redwood Forests in California.  Dennis was always willing to help out anyone.


Dennis is survived by his wife, Jan; children, Corina Baseman of Glenville and Wade (Kari) Baseman of Lenox, Missouri; stepsons, Dan, Pat, and Rick; brothers, Rodger (Barbara) Baseman of Glenville, Lyle (Faye) Baseman of Ely, Minnesota, LeRoy (Alane) Baseman of Glenville, Daryll (Marlene) Baseman of Albert Lea; sisters, Germaine Lemkau of Aurora, Nebraska and Caroleen Edgar of Ankeny, Iowa; sister-in-law, Lynda Baseman; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.


Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jane Rousey; brother, Duaine Baseman; brother, Robert Baseman, in infancy; brother-in-law, Dean Lemkau; grandson, Cody Baseman; stepdaughter, Michelle Bettin-Bren; and wife, Diane Baseman.

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So sorry to hear about the loss of an old friend for many years. I met Dennis when I was married to my first husband Don Tuttle and have many fond memories of him and Nancy when we were younger. Also enjoy a vacation to Nashville, TN with him and Diane and memories I'll never forget. May Dennis rest in peace and my sincere condolences to his family.
BettySoderberg (Tuttle)

Betty Soderberg (Tuttle) Jul 16 2019 12:00 AM


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Our Deepest Sympathies to your whole FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.

Gary and Trudy Rogert Jul 11 2019 12:00 AM

My Family and I would like to send our Sympathies and Prayers. It is very tough loosing a parent. They are with you forever.

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Shelley Viktora Jul 11 2019 12:00 AM

Sincerest Sympathy to you, Janice, and your entire family. Lean on God for strength during this difficult time.
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