Germaine Bassett, age 93, of Winneconne, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Living Tree Estates in Greenville. She was born on May 28, 1920 in Brillion, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Roy H. and Elsie (Wolf) Bastian. She graduated from Appleton (West) High School. She married Charles Bassett at Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton in November of 1941. Germaine was employed at Outagamie County Bank, now Wells Fargo, for almost 40 years and retired as Vice President of the Mortgage Department. She was a member of the Appleton Badminton Club in her earlier years, and International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW). Germaine was an active lady and enjoyed working in the yard, reading and doing crossword puzzles, and most of all, living on the lake in Winneconne. She and Charlie always looked forward to the neighborhood get-togethers on Saturday.
Germaine is survived by her sons: Bill (Sue) Bassett and Jim (Sherry) Bassett, both of Winneconne; grandchildren: Kim (Joe) Bassett-Heitzmann of Appleton and Tamara Bassett of Dallas, Texas; step-grandchildren: Jeff Abitz and Kelly (Pat) Camber; great grandchildren: Chase and Alexa Bassett-Heitzmann; step-great grandchildren: Zach Abitz, Sean and Ryan Camber; and her sister, Delores Schroeder of Greenville. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Germaine was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Bassett, her brother-in-law, Ronald Schroeder, and a nephew, John “Jack” Schroeder.
The private memorial service will be held at Wichmann Funeral Home with Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Salvation Army are appreciated. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.