Don Basye, 88, of Watertown, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019.
Celebration of Don's Life, funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., with visitation starting at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Watertown Christian Church, Watertown with Pastor Gerald Volk officiating. Nancy Maynard will be the pianist.
Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown.
Pallbearers will be Doug Basye, Dan Basye, Jon Prosise, Tyler Basye and Dane Basye.
Donald Arthur Basye was born April 12, 1931 in Milwaukee, WI to Donald Sinclair and Christine Birgette (Hefte) Basye. The family moved to Arlington, SD when Don was very young. He grew up in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School. Don also graduated from Dakota Bible College and after graduation he ministered in Kingsford, MI. On a revival Don met Joan Isabelle Fowler and the couple married September 2, 1955 in Cummings, KS.
Don enjoyed his career as a minister throughout the Midwest for over 40 years. After retiring from the ministry he became an over the road trucker for nearly 20 years, before retiring at the age of 81.
Joan passed away on July 17, 2017 after 61 years of marriage.
Don’s hobbies were learning history, walking, yard and wood work, and watching various sports. He also enjoyed bible study and visiting with friends.
Don is survived by his four children, Douglas and Barbara both Watertown, Linda (Jon) Prosise of Columbia, TN and Daniel (Betsey) Basye of Watertown; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his sister, Twyla; and his daughter-in-law, Janet.
Don will be remembered for his passion for the Lord, the church and talking to others about God’s love!
Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown, SD www.wightandcomes.com.