Eugene H. Bassett

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Dear Pam and Family,
Gene is a man whom made the earth a better place for us all. He is a brother to me, a man who made me smile, slow down, appreciate the small things around me. He brought a feeling of contentment and peace which he shared unconditionally with me. From my days of hanging out at the Group houses I was thought as a little brother by him. He called me T-Bird or plain Bird for short. It has been written how he helped so many with their home purchase, but what he brought...

Gene was a special guy! I have fond memories of Gene and I in high school. He was loads of fun, and a good friend to all. I know he was a dedicated husband and father. Blessings to your family.

Shawn, your friends at Stewart Title are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, Gene. I know it has been extremely difficult over the past year or so. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of Gene's passing. I remember Gene from the old neighborhood from the early '60's. He lived on Cedar Ave., with a great view of Lake Nokomis. We were just a half block away on 18th. My earliest rememberance of Gene was how dedicated he was to his sister, and the time he put in with Courage Center. When most young guy's were thinking of goofing off over summer vacation, Gene was stepping up and helping his Mother out, and showing true love for his sister with her summer camp....

It was indeed with a heavy heart that I read about Gene the Machine's passing in a note for a friend. Gene (Bill Thomas) and I (and a bunch of other guys) shared a big old house off campus at the “U” in 1969-70 – a year for all time!
Gene was so much fun – a “Liver of Life” – who taught all of my engineering friends and I that there was way more to living than just studying. Gene was always up for an adventure and led us on many great and fun times. From his foray into photography and...

Shawn and Kana, I'm very sorry for your loss.

Oh my lord, please treat this one extra special! Pam, Geno, Shawn and all the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you now. Gene will be missed by all who knew him. I had the good fortune of learning the real estate business by this wonderful teacher, mentor and friend for 7 years back in the 70's and 80's. He always said to me, now that you have one deal under your belt, go out and get 3 more before you take a day off. That profound statement along with all the other thing's I learned...

Gene with friends Bill and Dick. U of M 1970.

I was so sorry to hear about Gene. We first met at the U of M. My friends and I had rented a large off-campus house and needed more roommates. Gene answered our ad and showed up in his engineer boots and a car that he couldn't turn off because the starter was broken. We were immediately impressed and invited him to join us. Gene quickly fit in with our quirky group and we became good friends. The following summer we went over to Europe together. Gene bought a motorcycle and split with...

Gene with friends Dick and Bill, 1970

I was so sorry to hear about Gene. We first met at the U of M when Gene answered an ad we placed for roommates to fill up a large house we rented. Gene showed up in his engineer boots and a car which he couldn't turn off because there was a problem with the starter. Of course we were immediately impressed and invited Gene to move in. We quickly became great friends as Gene fit in perfectly with our quirky off campus student family. The following summer we went over to Europe together...


Eugene's Obituary

Eugene Bassett passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Funeral Home Services for Eugene are being provided by Gill Brothers Funeral Directors. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on January 3, 2013.