Jerald "Jerry" L. Basl
December 19, 1930 - January 4, 2014
SCIO - Jerry, 83, died January 4 at his home in Scio. He was born in Stayton and has lived here all of his life. Jerry served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked as a fork lift driver at Stayton Canning Co. for 20 years. Jerry was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton and the Knights of Columbus. He was a rancher raising cattle and sheep, a farmer raising strawberries and boysenberries, and an antique dealer and collector, a song writer and guitar player, a self taught artist, carpenter and most importantly a cat lover. Jerry enjoyed birdwatching, traveling, and going to antique shops. He married Joyce Kraemer on January 9, 1954 in Mt Angel. Jerry is survived by his wife; Joyce of Scio; children: Nancy (Steve) Cook of Philomath, Carol (Ron) Mouser of Stayton, Bonnie (John) Ripp of Stayton, Peggy Mack of Scio and Tony (Angelique) Basl of Salem; grandchildren; Amy, Chelsea, Nicki, Anthony, Dylan, Casey, Robert, Victoria, Trevor, Makayla, and Cody; great-grandchildren: Leighara, Nathan, Riley, Troy, and Kyler. He was preceded in death by his brother, Don, and parents, John and Viola Basl. Viewing will be Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 3-7 pm at North Santiam Funeral Service. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Stayton. A reception will follow at Anthony Hall. Contributions may be made to Salem Friends of Felines, Willamette Valley Hospice, or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Jan. 8, 2014