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Blaine Ray Basol

November 16, 1957 — August 7, 2012

Blaine Ray Basol, 54 of Fargo, ND formerly of Mayville, ND, passed away peacefully at his home, Tuesday, August 07, 2012 under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Blaine was born in Mayville, ND on November 16, 1957, the son of J. Leonard and Dorothy A. (Bjerke) Basol. He graduated in 1976 from the Finley-Sharon High School and then enlisted in the US Navy in September of 1976. He served on the USS Flint AE32. During his service, Blaine served at various ports of call and at one time was stationed off the coast of Iran during the Hostage Crisis. He was Honorably Discharged in September of 1980 and returned to the family farm near Sherbrooke, ND. Blaine worked for American Crystal Sugar near Hillsboro, ND from 1981 to 2011 as a MDS Mechanic. Most recently, he was working for Cass Clay Creamery in Fargo, ND. On December 7, 1996 he married Cornella M. Schmitt at Messiah Lutheran Church in Fargo and on December 7, 1997 was blessed at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Mayville. In May they were blessed with Seraphina. Blaine was a past President of the Mayville Eagles Club. He was a determined golfer. Blaine liked to garden and make lefsa with his wife. He enjoyed playing cards and was known as a very proud individual. He considered himself very blessed with Jon and Seraphina. Blaine is survived by his wife: Cory of Fargo; daughter: Seraphina Basol of Fargo; stepson: Jon Swift of Hillsboro, ND; one sister: Lenore (Wayne) Wermager of West Fargo, ND; four brothers: John (Donna) Basol of Bloomfield, IN, Loren (Renae) Basol of Portland, ND, Kevin (Roberta) Basol of St. Cloud, MN and Mark (Julie) Basol of North Ferrisburg, VT; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and niece: Tiffany Basol. Visitation: Will be on Friday, August 10, 2012 from 5 ~ 7 PM at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with a 7:00 PM Public Prayer Service and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral Service: 4:00 PM Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Bang Lutheran Church in Portland, ND. Burial: Bang Cemetery, Portland, ND.
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