Robert “Bob” LeRoy Bassett, 77, Rapid City, formerly of Custer and Mitchell, passed away at his home in Rapid City on Monday, November 10. 2014
He was born on December 29, 1936 in Watertown to Loren and Mona (Goodrich) Bassett. Bob graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954 and enlisted in the United States Navy. He spent most of his enlistment in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1957.
He married Mary Ellen Prickett in Mitchell on November of 1960 in Mitchell. After living in different cities, Bob moved his family to Mitchell where he became a letter carrier for the United State Post Office. Mary Ellen passed away on Mothers Day, 1977. On August 18, 1979, Bob married Gladys Miller in Mitchell.
He retired from the Post Office in 1992 and he and Gladys moved to Custer.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and golfing and was a member of the Community Lutheran Church in Custer, the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell and the American Legion Post in Mitchell.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys, Rapid City, Children; Deb (Mike) Shannon, Brett Bassett, Chris Bassett(Kevin Neugebauer) and Tim (Tammy) Bassett all of Mitchell, Toni (Chad) Weber, Dimock, SD and Pam (Mark) Armentor, Rockport, TX, his step children; Marilyn Forst and Cheryl Miller (Ken Pufpaff), all of Mitchell, Les Miller (Pam), Imperial, MO, Gene Miller (Mary), Box Elder, Dan (Gretchen) Miller, Phoenix, AZ, seven grandchildren, 14 step grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, his mother in law, Marion Prickett, Mitchell, his sister; Maralyn (LeRoy) Twombley, Brookings and a special family member, Michelle Meservey, Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ellen, his parents, his father in law, Vernon Prickett Sr. and his son in law, Dick Forst.
A memorial has been established to the Community Lutheran Church in Hill City and the Humane Society in Custer.