James M. Basten, 66, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, formerly of Edgewood, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at UnityPoint-St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on Aug. 12, 1951, in Manchester, the son of James and Dorothy (Perrinjaquet) Basten.
Jim was raised and educated in Edgewood and was a 1969 Edgewood High School graduate. After school, he worked at Gremmels Implement, was an electrician at Trademark in Guttenberg and worked with Paul Anthes and his brother, Bob, as electricians. Eventually he became a self-employed electrician. Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, trapping and riding his Harley. Family was the most important.
Jim always will be remembered for his good-natured teasing.
Survivors include his son, Sean (Jennifer) Wood of Hopkinton; two grandchildren, Gage and Trent Wood; his five siblings, Janet Lentz of Springville, Joyce (Nick) Nichols of Colorado, Lynda (Don) Mahan of Marion, Kathleen "Kat" (Roger) Sapp of Central City and Bob Basten of Edgewood; nieces and nephews, Heather (Rob Kempf) Emerson, Jodi Nichols, John (Brianna) Lentz, Michael Nichols, Cory Mahan, Jamie (Jason) Lentz-Hedges, Billi Jo (Chad Bolsinger) Emerson, Kreig Basten, Salina Basten and Niki Tibbott; and several great-nieces and -nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Bonni Basten-Emerson; and a brother-in-law, John Lentz.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Funeral service: 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at the Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, Iowa. Officiating: Pastor Vicki Engelmann.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at the Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and one hour before the service at the funeral home on Tuesday.
Interment: Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, Iowa.