Barbara Ann Basel, 88, of Ceresco, passed away May 2, 2021. She was born November 2, 1932 in Vista, CA to Chester and Pearl (Kilgore) Lawrence. Barb worked as a bookkeeper in accounting at Wahoo Livestock Auction, Farmers CO OP, Johnson Feed & Seed, and Dennis Trucking. She was also a Typesetter for many years at the Wahoo Newspaper and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ceresco and Ceresco Chapter 198 OES.
Barb is survived by her children, Richard (Belinda) Basel, of Ceresco, NE, Mark Basel, of Melba, ID, Janet (Brian) Hagerbaumer, of Hooper, NE, and son-in-law, Vernon Benes (Shelly), of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Blake (Ali) Renner, Mandy (Chris) Coulter, Eric (Kristi) Basel, Melanie Basel, Miranda Basel, Christine (Brennan) Smith, William (Josy) Basel, Kurt Benes, Bret Benes, Jacob Benes, Jennifer (Michael) Egbers, Justin (Jessica) Hagerbaumer, and Morgan (Daniel) Rucker; 23 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; nieces and nephew. Preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dorothy; daughter, Juli; and daughter-in-law, Cindy.
Visitation 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021 at Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St., Lincoln, NE
. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church Ceresco, 216 Main St., Ceresco, NE.
Burial at St. Mary and St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Davey, NE.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in Memory of Juli Basel, Cindy Basel, and surviving family.