ARNOLD FRANCIS BASSETT 1914 - 2012Arnold F. Bassett, age 97, of Cloquet, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton.
Arnold F. Bassett, age 97, of Cloquet, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton.
He was born August 16, 1914 in Cloquet to Benjamin and Adeline (LaVoie) Bassett and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1934.
Arnold was united in marriage to Carolyn Mason on September 26, 1947.
When he was younger, he worked as an ambulance driver for the Fond du Lac Hospital and then worked as a salesman and general manager for Stewart Furniture and Stowell's Furniture in Cloquet and for Anderson Furniture in Duluth. Arnold was the oldest enrolled band member of the Fond du Lac Reservation.
Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Burton, Wilfred and Everett Bassett; and four sisters, Marce Ojibway, Millie Tyman, Adeline Heren, and Beatrice Harrison.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two sons, Harold "Harry" (Gayle) Bassett and Richard "Rick" (Kim) Bassett; two daughters, Brenda (Michael) Pollak and Lynn (Jeff) Gort; one brother, Robert Bassett; eight grandchildren, Chris Bassett, Dan Bassett, Nathan Pollak, Jennifer Clement, Bryan Bassett, Meagan Pollak, Sam Gort, and Ben Gort; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. The visitation will resume on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Interment services will be at New Calvary Cemetery, followed with a luncheon in the church social hall.
The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet to assist them with arrangements. See the family online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.
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