| Edgar J. 'Eddie' Basgall
"Edgar J. 'Eddie' Basgall." Hays Daily News, 9 October 2001.
Edgar J. "Eddie" Basgall, 72, 1308 Steven Drive, died
Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Hays Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 22, 1929, in Loretto to Joseph and Hildegard (VonFeldt)
He married Lillian Roth on Sept. 14, 1950, in Pfeifer. He was a
professional musician, arranger and composer. He was a member of
the Bob Hope Radio Show Orchestra and a featured musician with the
Bobby Mills Orchestra in the 1950s. He performed and arranged music
for many other bands throughout the Midwest including Tony Hill,
the Six Fat Dutchmen and the "Whoopee John" Orchestra.
He later formed and directed the Eddie Basgall Band, the Danceland
Band and the Jolly Dutchmen. He promoted tours nationally and abroad
and was the owner and operator of Danceland Enterprises. He was
a retired music store manager. He was a member of the St.. Nicholas
of Myra Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Fourth Degree
Bishop Cunningham Assembly, all of Hays.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Stan, Hays,
Neal, Omaha, Neb., and Chad, Rose Hill; a daughter, Christine Basgall,
Omaha; a brother, Marvin, Great Bend; two sisters, Vera Bellendir
and Arbutus "Boots" Maltby, both of Great Bend; and five
He was preceded in death by a brother, Delbert.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic
Church, Hays, with Father Don Zimmerman officiating; burial in Holy
Cross Cemetery, Pfeifer.
A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday followed by a Knights
of Columbus Third and Fourth Degree rosary at 7:30 p.m., both at
Cline´s Mortuary, 1919 E. 22nd. Visitation will be from 1
to 9 p.m. Thursday, and from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the mortuary.
The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will stand honor guard from
6:30 to 7:.30 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Charities, Inc., or for Masses.
Reprinted with permission of The
Hays Daily News.