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Leo Edward Basl
November 7, 1927 – November 6, 2010


Mill City – Leo Basl, passed away on Saturday, November 6, hours before his 83rd birthday in Stayton. He was born the fourth of eight children to William and Mary (Toepfer) Basl of Coon Hollow, Sublimity. Leo was married to Laura L. Schmid on January 13, 1949, they had 7 children together and divorced in 1972. He then married Myrtle M. Hamilton-Schmid on June 14, 1989 and they divorced in May 2010. Leo worked in construction several years helping build the Detroit and The Dalles dams. He then worked in the lumber mill industry for 30 years, retiring from Frank Lumber Company in Mill City.

Leo enjoyed gardening, rockhounding, playing cards, hunting, fishing and his family and grandchildren. He was an active member of St. Catherine’s Church in Mill City and also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Leo was preceded in death by his son Walter, his parents, brothers: William, Albert, James, Thomas, Lawrence and sister: Helen Johnston. He is survived by Sons: L. Steven and Gregory of Stayton; Daughters: Doris Weitman and Leslie (Lyle) Kirsch of Stayton, Tracie (Wayne) Reynolds of Sublimity and Marlice (Dan) Fisher of Salem; Sister: Lorene (Paul) Heavirland of Bend; 14 – Grandchildren and 18 Great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be Thursday, November, 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm and Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm both at St. Boniface Church in Sublimity. Interment in St. Boniface Cemetery, Sublimity. Contributions may be made to the Lions eye bank of Oregon. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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