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Herbert R. Baske, 93, of Gainesville, passed away October 29, 2012 at Parklands Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Gainesville 18 years ago from Loveland, CO. Herbert was a contractor and served during WWII in the U.S. Navy. During the war he served on a cruiser and aircraft carrier in the Pacific earning Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Ribbons, 9 Stars and several other military honors. He enjoyed horseback riding, carpentry and reading.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Evelyn G. Baske, children Erenn Kiriaell (Karen) of Bremerton, WA, Thomas Starr (Michelle) of Spokane, WA, Lynn Schneider (Bryan) of Gainesville and Gail O'Neil of Des Plains, IL, grandchildren Bryan and Dustin, and great grandchildren Braige, Ansley, and Reef.

Inurnment will be held at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528. Please sign the guestbook at


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Gainesville, FL 32609
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2012
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