Dennis Gerard Basler
Basler, Dennis Gerard 54, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at his home, Rainbow Village, with his beloved staff at his side. Loving son of Francis S. Basler and Mary Elizabeth (nee Schwent) Basler; dear big brother of Jane E. Basler; brother-in-love of Katherine Mandel and Max Mandel; best friend of Gary (Debbie) Struckhoff; endearing resident of House #16 and St. Louis ARC community; forever loving cousin, and friend to many. Services: The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 4, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4092 Blow St., 63116. Burial will follow in Farmington, MO at New Calvary Cemetery, Hwy H. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. in Affton, MO at the Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois Rd., 63123. Eulogy and closing prayer service will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m., leaving Kutis Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. for funeral mass. Memorial donations to St. Louis Arc, 1177 N. Warson, St. Louis, MO 63132.

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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jan. 1, 2014.
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Thank you all for you kind words, and sympathies! Dennis has always been filled with the spirit of joy and laughter, and I too will miss my dear big brother. Please know that Den's family gratefully accept your condolences. May his memory be a blessing!
Jane Basler
January 8, 2014
Marybeth, Francis and Jane, I just seen the passing of Dennis. My heart is sad for your loss. May you hold the best days as a reminder of how many people Dennis touched in his life.

One of the spouts from the Garden Club
Margaret Nellesen-Erhard
January 5, 2014
Mary Beth and Francis and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary(Eleanor's daughter)
January 4, 2014
Jane, Katherine and Max,

Lewes, Delaware is crying along side you.

All of your friends and family up North wish we could be in St. Louis tomorrow to support you during the services.

We will say our own words for Dennis at 9:30am St. Louis time, and then we will immediately send warm love and a gazillion happy thoughts to the three of you and the rest of your family.

When you feel a warm glow around your shoulders tomorrow morning...that will be big hugs coming from Jim & Carol and John & Kendra...we love you and we'll always be here for you.
Kendra Murphy
January 3, 2014
For Dennis' friends and family. I feel so sorry for your loss. Words can not explain my deepest sympathies. God Bless you all at this most difficult time.
January 3, 2014
I never met Dennis directly, but know that he was running with the big dogs and sharing his own super powers. God bless you all.
January 2, 2014
To the Basler famliy,I did not have the pleasure to meet Dennis, but I want you all to know that I was touched by his story from the first picture I saw of him surrounded by Superheroes with that HUGE smile. I considered it an honor to be part of the Cards for Dennis Christmas surprise and I hope he left this world knowing he changed the hearts of many people. Please except my sincerest sympathies for your loss. This is for Dennis, "In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, Beware my power, Green Lanterns light!!!"
Russell Hitchcock (The Iron Punisher)
January 2, 2014
To the family, friends and loved ones of Dennis Basler, my deepest sympathies for your loss. Megan and I became aware of Dennis through the efforts of his friends James and others on Facebook, and various other social networking sites. Such a brave, wonderful, and beautiful soul. Despite only having known of him recently, We felt a connection to him, as we do to others who are comic book fans, cosplayers and the rest of the community that we share. When he passed on, it felt like we had lost a brother that we never knew we had. His smile, the strength in his eyes and his unwavering optimism further strengthened our love for our community and for others, regardless of who they are, where they are and how often we get to connect to them. Dennis was and still is, and always will be, a hero. He will always be remembered, by me, and those close to me, and by everyone who's life He has touched. We know that we will meet him once again, down the road. Take care. Our thoughts are with you all. Much love, respect and support from Megan and I.
Brandon Lampitoc
January 2, 2014
So sorry for the loss. I have heard such great things about this guy. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends.
Dan Rose
January 2, 2014
Dear Basler family, many yrs passed and fb brought back a friend of the family. Seeing Dennis's picture and that beautiful smile brought back the memories of the past when I babysat him and Jane. Please accept my sympathy along with my family's.(Trokey)
January 2, 2014
Dearest Francis, MaryBeth, Jane, Family and Friends of Dennis,

So many great memories of Dennis especially how excited and happy he would be when coming into the Salon greeting us all. I will miss him and his wonderful smile.

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols
January 1, 2014
The world lost a great superhero. In the short time we knew you the lives you touched with your smile and contagious laugh were endless. You will be greatly missed, but now you have your cape and can be the super hero you always wanted to be!
Jessica and James Fipps
January 1, 2014
Dear Mary Beth and family,
I am so sad for the loss of Dennis. He was such a sweet young man. I so enjoyed when he came into the Salon for his hair cuts with Susan.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bev ( designer assistant at Salon )
January 1, 2014