Basil S. Burrell
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Lt. Col. Basil S Burrell, USA, Retired, of Lake Forest, died on July 29. He was 97 and predeceased by his wife, Audrey. He leaves two daughters, Pamela and Wendy, four grandchildren and a great-grandson. A WW II veteran and alumnus of Norwich U., he was an avid skier, philatelist and curler. He had careers with American Hospital Supply and the Army Reserves. A family interment in the Church of the Holy Spirit's columbarium and a memorial service are planned. Donations may be directed to: Norwich U.; the Geneva Foundation; or Church of the Holy Spirit.

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Published in Chicago Tribune from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6, 2020.
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August 7, 2020
I had the privilege of working with my friend for 30 years. Played bridge with our wives for years. God bless. My confidence s
Gary Cooper
August 4, 2020
I had the privilege getting to know Basil while I drove him to and from our Fort Sheridan Army Retiree Council meetings. He shared memories of his work as an engineer building massive dams and bridges. Of course he also shared memories of his service in the Army and Army Reserve, including his training as a horse mounted cavalry officer. He was a true gentleman and patriot. On behalf of the Sheridan Retiree Council I offer our condolences.
Tim Hyland, Colonel, U.S. Army Retired
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