Illene K. Basler, 73, of Spencer, died on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service is pending. Iowa Cremation is assisting the family.
Illene Kay Basler was born on Feb. 26, 1937, to Leland and Margaret Heien Johnson in Spencer, Ia. She married Dick D. Basler on May 26, 1957.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dick; children: Tamera (Jesse) Juarez and Debra (Jim) Byars -- both of Spirit Lake, James A. Basler of Spencer, and Becky (Ron) Lopez of Tracy, Calif.; five grandchildren: Desiree (James) Pollard, Chris Juarez, Samantha (Derek) Gifford, Jennifer Lopez, and Ashley Lopez; and eight great-grandchildren.
Illene was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donald Johnson; and daughter-in-law, Charlene Basler.
Special thank you to the Abben Cancer Center in Spencer and Hospice of Spencer. The most caring and compassionate group of people you will ever meet.
Online condolences may be left for the family at firstname.lastname@example.org