Basta, Joseph, asleep in Jesus, Friday, May 18, 2007. Beloved husband of Gloria A. Basta (nee Kilian); dearest father of Linda C. (Jerry) Bosch and James E. (Sandra) Basta; dearest grandfather of James M. (Kelley) Basta, Joseph E. (Elizabeth Wood) Ortbals, Christopher J. (Patricia) Ortbals, Dina M. (Bryan) Durnin, Bryan A. (Angela) Basta and the late Lauri A. Basta; great-grandfather of Katie, William, Bella, Ava, Atticus, Allison, Jordyn, Sydney and Calpurnia; brother of Natalie Basta, Ann Collora and the late Sam (Survived by Lois) Basta; our dear uncle, cousin and friend to all. Joe and Gloria were married for 59 years. Joe worked 35 years for McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), was a member of St. Louis Bell Club and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church (St. Charles).
Services: Visitation Sunday, 2-9 p.m. and Service Monday, May 21, 1:00 p.m. at COLLIER’S Funeral Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh Blvd. (Bridgeton). Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
/Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website on May 19, 2007/.