Kenny Basler

December 26, 1967 ~ November 25, 2021

          Kenny Basler, 53, of Bonne Terre, passed away November 25, 2021, at Mercy South in St. Louis.  He was born December 26, 1967, in Fredericktown, to the late Russell and Ruth Naomi (Miller) Basler.  Kenny was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Park Hills and was an avid outdoorsman.  Kenny enjoyed many outdoor activities with his sons, such as, hunting, fishing, trapping, as well as herding cattle on the farm.  He loved his fur babies, especially his dogs, Cami, Mia and Josie, but most of all, he loved being paw-paw, to his grandchildren. 

          He was preceded in death by his parents; and father in-law, Lawrence Murray.

          Kenny was a loving husband to his wife of 29 years, Laura (Murray) Basler; a listener and problem solver for his sons, Nicholas and Lucas; and a caring father to his daughter in-laws, Alexus Basler and Sarah Mann; paw-paw to his grandchildren, Benton, Dean, Harper and Bella, whom he referred to as his little Rosebud; siblings, Kathleen (Donald) Morris, Mary Lou Basler and Lucretia (Robert III) Craig; mother in-law, Arlene Murray; several in-laws, nieces, nephews, other family members, and best friend, John Harding, also survive.

          Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  The visitation will resume Monday, November 29, 2021 in the Desloge chapel at 8:30 AM.  The Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Park Hills with Father Jim French and Deacon Mike Burch officiating. Interment following at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.      


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  1. Dear Lucretia, Mary Lou, and Kathleen, So sorry to hear about Kenny's passing. Many fond memories with the family and all my prayers are will you all. May GOD be with you and carry you during this time.

  2. When I read of Kenny’s passing, I was in disbelief. Kenny was a great guy. My condolences to your family and friends.

  3. so sorry for the loss of you girls little brother, may the touch from God touch you & feel his healing hand upon you & comfort you during this sad time

  4. so sorry for the passing of your little brother Kenny, may the hand of God touch you &a
    comfort you in this difficult time janice

  5. Dear Laura, Nick and Lucas,
    So very sorry to learn of your husband's/father's passing. May God hold you close during this very sad time. Praying for you all.
    May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you.
    2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
    Dianne Holifield

  6. To all the family
    I know he was a kind and loving man through my great niece and family. my sympathy to all Prayers are lifted 

  7. When I was in the hospital in 1985 having my gallbladder removed, I woke up from surgery 2 days later to find family and friends in my room to visit. Kenny had come by the day after surgery and brought a single yellow rosebud in a vase with a beautiful bow, the card said 'Get well soon, Friends, Kenny'. He was truly a royal gem, a thoughtful caring person and great friend. He will be missed. I can imagine the stories he and Bud Schumer are sharing in Heaven . . . The Angels better have boots on, lol.
    Prayers for strength for the Murray and Basler families. May God's love give you strength and help you find peace. 🙏 ❤

  8. Laura, Nick, Lucas
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We thought alot of Kenny…he was a great guy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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