Robert “Bob” W. Basil, 66, Wausau, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, December 20, 2020 with his wife, Kathy by his side.
He was born November 4, 1954 in Detroit, MI, son of the late Ivan D’Lee and Frances Sexton who were his biological parents. Bob was adopted at age four, and was raised by the late William and Irene (Kulas) Basil. On December 27, 1975, he married Kathleen “Kathy” Reuter at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia. She survives.
For many years, Bob worked for JI Case in Schofield, and later worked for Fred Mueller Auto Dealership, Wausau Truck, Warehousing of Wisconsin, Wausau Metals and Allis Minerals of Appleton. Bob, along with his parents, William and Irene, co-owned and operated the Pike Lake Resort and Bar in Hatley, WI for many years.
Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed teaching youth basketball at the YMCA, spending time at the cottage up north on Sand Lake, going to the drag races in Indianapolis, IN and taking his corvette to area car shows. He also liked to collect oil and gasoline memorabilia.
His special Aunt Lily Lee Bryerlee of Winchester, KY was very gracious, kind and giving to Bob before and upon her death.
Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Kathy. She will join him someday to reunite with him and their angel daughter, Lindsey Ariyanna Lee Basil.
Survivors include his loving wife, Kathy; one brother, Robert Lee Sexton, Ohio; his father-in-law, Norman Reuter, Wausau; brother-in-law, Wayne (Cyndi) Reuter, Wausau; and his sister-in-law, Rose (Dean) Markowski, Rothschild.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Lorraine Reuter; and his sister-in-law, Patricia Reuter.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Bob requested no funeral services be held.
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