Basil V. Rockwell
- February 22, 1920 - June 12, 2012
- Onsted, Michigan
of Basil's Passing
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Our neighbor knew Basil and we just found out about his passing. He was moms walking partner in FL when your parents lived behind mine in Lake Alfred. It was ironic that we ended up living so close to each other again. We apologize for not getting together more often, but enjoyed the times you were able to bring your dad to visit. So sorry for your loss, but we can only hope to have such a long life with so many friends! Everyone that knew Basil always spoke highly of him....that's a legacy in itself.
Posted by: Lori Gabbert - Tecumseh, MI Oct 09, 2012
I am so glad to have had the chance to get to know Basil. I am going to miss his monthly hugs at the American Legion...My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Rockwell family.
Posted by: Susan Corley - Tecumseh, MI Sep 07, 2012
I have fond memories of Basil and Florence when we were growing up next door to you in Onsted. They were great friends to our parents, Lloyd and Elizabeth Kurtz. God bless all of you.
Posted by: Mary Lou Holley - Greenville, TX Jun 19, 2012
I will miss Uncle Basil so much. I remember putting jigsaw puzzles together overtime we stopped to see him. Uncle Basil always had ESPN on or the Tigers game. I will remember Uncle Basil forever.
Posted by: Caleb Woehr - plainfield, IL - Great Nephew Jun 16, 2012
I first met Basil at Duboise flower shop. I worked Thursday and Saturday as a delivery person. He stopped in to give me some hints, and , in and outs of the business. We became fast friends. He stopped by often. I also got to know him at bingo in Onsted. I will miss him. He was a loving and kind man.
Posted by: jessica mallow - onsted, MI Jun 15, 2012
Basil was a great person to know
Posted by: Pam & Ben Lewis - Manitou Beach, MI Jun 15, 2012
I am sorry for your loss.
Posted by: Lisle Pickford - Kalkaska, MI Jun 15, 2012
So sorry to hear of Basil's passing. It was always a delight to run into him. Such a positive, sunny person! He will be missed.
Posted by: Liz Mills - Onsted, MI Jun 14, 2012
Sorry to hear about dad. But 92 what a long great life he had and to still have his mind...Talked to Joanne last week,and he had been down to the card room. Ken seen him at the barber shop too! Your parents were wonderful kind people. Im thankful we knew them both for many years... My thoughts and prayers are with you all. If only Trevas mind was in tact....It is so hard to see her the way she is.....Wish
Posted by: Cheryl and Ken Lerch - Adrian, MI Jun 14, 2012
Rocky and Mary Ann and family. So sorry to hear about Basil. How awesome it was for us to get to know Basil, as he told us of things he did in the past and we discovered our families crossed paths many years ago. I loved playing cards with him. If you took to long to make a decision, he would tell you "just do it, it's only cards, what can it hurt". Basil, you will be missed, May the love of God that passes all understanding comfort your loved ones in this time of sorrow.
Posted by: Bob and Mindy Bradstreet - Addison, MI Jun 14, 2012