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Paul Basinger

Paul James Basinger, 71 of Kalona, died Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona.

His body has been cremated and a private family memorial mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Bill Roush officiating. Burial will follow at the Holy Trinity Cemetery. A general memorial has been established. Peterseim Funeral Home in assisting with arrangements.

Paul was born September 7, 1949 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Rev. Carl and Pauline (Fechter) Basinger. He graduated from East High School in Memphis, TN and the University of Iowa. Paul was united in marriage to Peggy Shalla on December 29, 1972 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Paul was employed at Crane Valve in Washington for over 30 years and also a pharmacy tech at Walmart. In his spare time he was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife Peggy of Kalona; sons, Nathan (Sinead) Basinger and David (partner Liz Matykiewicz), both of Iowa City; two grandchildren, Theo and Augie.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a dear man, so sweet and always smiling. He and Peggy were such great neighbors when I was growing up. My heart felt condolences to Peggy and the family. Robyn Harvey-Smith

Robyn Harvey-Smith Jul 14 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to the family of Paul. Paul was a man of integrity and deeply respected. James worked with him at Crane and admired Paul so much. May God give you peace in this difficult time. James & Linda Greene

Linda Greene Jul 13 2021 12:00 AM

Please accept my sympathy in Paul's passing. I hope in time, memories you all have will bring you comfort. We had lots of fun through the years and I am thankful to remember him this way. I am sure thinking of you!

Lynn Dougall Jul 10 2021 12:00 AM

To Paul's family so sorry to hear of his passing. Always enjoyed working with him at Crane and enjoyed visiting with him. I will be thinking of you at this sad time. Stanley Dorsch

Stanley Dorsch Jul 9 2021 12:00 AM

Peggy and sons, So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Have had memories thru the years with us working at Crane and Nathan, David and Trent in school together, seeing you all at Mass, etc., etc. Our deepest sympathy, concern and prayers for you all. ruth Heck and family

ruth Heck Jul 9 2021 12:00 AM