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Buster Bassage

Buster J. Bassage

Wednesday, February 27th, 1929 - Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Buster “Buss” Junior Bassage, 90, of Coldwater, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility in Coldwater.
The funeral service will be held Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Coldwater with Pastor David Pierce officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 PM at California Corners Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM at the church. The family is being cared for by Dutcher Funeral Home.
Buss was born February 27, 1929 in Montgomery, MI to Sydney & Bessie (Nelson) Bassage. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Buss married Margarette (Selleh) Groholski on February 10, 1979 in Coldwater.
Mr. Bassage worked for 26 years at Arnold Auto Parts in Coldwater and owned and operated Coldwater Automotive Machine for 15 years, retiring in 2000.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served on the board at the Branch Area Career Center. Buss had a great love of classic cars and flying airplanes, also being a licensed pilot. He was a member of Branch County Aviation and the Branch Area Antique Auto Club, where he served as past president.
Buss is survived by his wife Margarette, his son Christopher (Vicki) Bassage of Coldwater, his step children Steve (Lori) Groholski of Coldwater, David (Trisha) Groholski of Ft. Wayne, IN, Karen Groholski of Coldwater, his siblings Bernice Hartman of Montgomery, Bernadine (Gordy) Vincent of Camden, his grandchildren Lindsey (Nizar) Idrissi , Elise (Mike) Marsh, Dana Groholski, Keely Groholski, Corey (Alison) Bassage, Nick (Elizabeth) Bassage, Alex Bassage, Kelsi (Trent) Morrill, Travis Bassage, Kenni Bassage, 5 great grandchildren and his former wives Helen Charbeneau and Ella Ward. He was preceded in death by his son Dan Bassage, his siblings Betty Benninghoff, Bob Bassage, Barb Flemming, Basil Bassage, Bruce Bassage, Bonna Jean VanHoosear, Beatrice Shook and Beverly Sines.
Memorials may be directed to the Career Center Automotive Program, Maple Lawn Activity Fund or the First Baptist Church. www.dutcherfh.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    First Baptist Church
    Address
    102 Bishop Ave.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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  • Service

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    First Baptist Church - Coldwater
    Address
    102 Bishop Avenue
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor David Pierce
  • Interment

    Location
    California Corners Cemetery
    Address
    Ray Quincy Road
    MONTGOMERY, MI
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Andrew Lombardo

Posted at 01:32pm
Such a delightful man with a servants heart of gold. Rest In Peace dear friend.
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Brian Dean, DO, FACOEP

Posted at 10:03pm
Buster and Margarette Bassage made a difference in my life and many others. Thanks for all that you have done to glorify the Kingdom of Heaven! Buss is definitely in a better place.
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