Marsha A (Minard) Bassett

January 13, 1935 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 85)


Auburn – Marsha A Bassett, 85 of Auburn died Wednesday June 10, 2020 at the Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler. She was born January 13, 1935 in Auburn to Elmer G. “Sonny” and Harriet (Fullmer) Minard and they have both passed away. She was a 1953 graduate of Auburn High School and was a member of the Auburn First United Methodist Church. Marsha’s work career began in the Assessor’s office in the DeKalb County Court House. She was also the longtime bookkeeper for Supreme Transit Mix. Most importantly she was an awesome, caring, and giving Mother and Grandmother to her children and grandchildren supporting all of their various endeavors. She married Argyl Lee Bassett on June 30, 1956 in the Auburn Methodist Church and he survives in Auburn. Also surviving are 3 sons and a daughter, Kathy (Mark) Staehler of Indianapolis, Michael (Tina) Bassett of Auburn, Gregory (Dusti) Bassett of Steamboat Springs, CO, and Timothy (Tracy) Bassett of Rice Lake, WI; 8 grandchildren, Christopher Staehler, Nicholas Staehler, Patrick (Leah) Bassett, Braden Bassett, Wade Bassett, Talan Bassett, Beau Bassett, Preston Bassett and a half-brother Jeffery (Amy) Minard of Fort Wayne. A private family graveside service will be held Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be directed in Marsha’s name to the Auburn First United Methodist Church or the DeKalb County Community Foundation. To send condolences visit

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