Ardell (Dammann) Bassett

Born: Sun., Aug. 12, 1928
Died: Sun., Jan. 22, 2012


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 27, 2012
Location: Worthington Location

Memorial Service

9:00 AM Sat., Jan. 28, 2012
Location: St. Mary Catholic Church

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ARDELL MARION BASSETT, age 83, of Worthington, died Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Crossroads Care Center in Worthington.  She was born on August 12, 1928 in Sanborn, MN, to Herman and Mary (Radtke) Dammann.  After graduating from Sanborn High School in 1946, Ardell worked as a secretary in Windom, MN and later at the Sanborn Café and grocery store.  
   On August 23, 1949, Ardell was united in marriage to Colbert (Corky) Bassett in Sanborn, MN where they lived for several years before moving to Rushmore, MN, where together they purchased and owned a grocery store and locker plant.  Ardell worked with her husband in their business for several years until she retired in 1990.  Ardell also drove school bus for the Rushmore and Worthington School District’s for 34 years and worked part-time at Prairie View Golf Course in Worthington.  Ardell enjoyed many years of bowling and golfing.  She also loved making cookies for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time in her flower garden.  After moving to Worthington in 2008, one of her favorite things was going to the casino on Tuesday with friends.
   Ardell was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Senior Citizen’s Center.  
   She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Corky Bassett, Worthington, children, Steve (Rita) Bassett, Worthington, Julie (Bruce) Wendling, Beresford, SD; five grandchildren;  Lisa (Todd) Paulson, Joshua (Tiffany) Wendling, Ryan Wendling, Troy (Angie) Bassett and Brent (Rachel) Bassett three great-grandchildren;  Hunter, Kaiden and Addison Paulson, four brothers, Stanley (Marcy) Dammann, Lamberton, Glenn (Arlene) Dammann, Gerald Dammann, Eldon (Elna) Dammann, all of Sanborn; one sister Melva Ochs, Faribault
   Ardell was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be Friday from 5PM to 8PM with a prayer service to follow at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Worthington.  A memorial mass will be held Saturday at 9:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington with Father Jim Callahan officiating. A private burial will be at a later date at Sanborn Cemetery.
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Jamie and Robin Weis Family
   Posted Tue January 24, 2012
Bassett Family- Our sympathy to all of you during this difficult week. Please let us know if we can be of help in any way. Jamie and Robin Weis Family

Sharon Jones
   Posted Tue January 24, 2012
You have our deepest sympathy. Remembering all the fun times with your family.
Sharon (Dammer) and Wayne Jones

Bruce and Mary Brunk
   Posted Tue January 24, 2012
Please accept our deepest condolences with the passing of your mother. Being in Rushmore and driving bus for the school has made her many friends. She will be missed.

Kelly Nankivil
   Posted Tue January 24, 2012
I will always remember the fun times with Ardell at Prairie View. I enjoyed working and playing golf with her. She always made me smile and laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Peggy Schons Kappes
   Posted Wed January 25, 2012
My Deepest Sympathy to Corky, Julie, Steve and Their Spouses Children and Grandchildren. Treasure the Memories! My Prayers for You All are being said.

Randy and Sharon Bassett
   Posted Wed January 25, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to you Cork, you truly were life long companions. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all of the family. She went through so many trials this last year and I will always remember her sense of spirit and laughter whenever I saw her. Eternal rest grant onto her Oh Lord!

Royal & Kay Zweifel
   Posted Wed January 25, 2012
Bruce and Julie, Sorry to hear about your mother. It is a very difficult time and she will be missed very much. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Stan & Barb Andersen
   Posted Wed January 25, 2012
Julie, so sorry to hear about your mom... You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.. Your mom is in a great place she has no more pain. Cherish all the wonderful times you had together.. Call if you need anything..

Jake and Linda Werkman
   Posted Wed January 25, 2012
Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Ardell. We had many good times through the years in Rushmore.

Janet (Spielman) Wilson & Steve Wilson
   Posted Thu January 26, 2012
Dear Corkey, Steve, Julie and families,
We want to extend our sympathies to you at the loss of Ardell. She was a special lady. I know my parents considered you friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pastor Steve and Pastor Janet Wilson

Ray & Karen Boden
   Posted Fri January 27, 2012
Bruce,Julie & family, Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. It is so hard
but just keep all the good memories close and it helps,as we know she is no longer in any pain. It is a very difficult time and she will be missed very much. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Agnes-Jerry Krull and family
   Posted Fri January 27, 2012
Corky,Steve,Julie and families-
You have our sympathy

Pat Ehleringer Metty
   Posted Sat January 28, 2012
Corky, so sorry to hear about Ardell's passing, your family is in my prayers

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