Robert "Bob" LeRoy Bassett


December 29, 1936 - November 10, 2014



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.



Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, November 14, 2014
10:30 AM
First Lutheran Church
411 North Duff Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Chip and the gang from Huron on November 14, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of your father. May this time you spend be filled with as many smiles as there are tears as you bring to mind memories, recent and not-so-recent. God bless!
Posted by Mike Schulte on November 14, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May you find comfort in knowing he is in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Bruce Haines on November 13, 2014
The grief will fade, but the love will last forever. May you and your family find comfort in memories,
support from friends and may God hold you all in his warm embrace, Thinking of you!
Bruce Haines
Posted by David & LeAnn Moe and family on November 12, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Bassett family in the loss of your father, grandfather and friend! May God give you the peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead and hold you all in the palm of His hands! May the memories and happy times live on as you share these stories!
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