Martin Bassler

Martin "Marty" Bassler

Tuesday, April 30th, 1929 - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Martin (Marty) Bassler, age 91, of Crystal Lake, IL, passed away May 16th at home surrounded by loved ones. Beloved husband of Andrea, nee Green and the late Joan, nee Jacobson (1973) and the late Nancy Schaeffer, nee Aptaker (2001); devoted son of the late Florence and Oscar Bassler; cherished father of the late Darryl Bassler and surviving step-children Rick and Randy Schaeffer, Sarah, Josh, Ben and Whitney Crittenden. Marty was a graduate of Von Steuben High School and went on to attend Wright Junior College and DePaul University. Marty was drafted into the Korean War, and served proudly in the Army’s 89th Tank Battalion. Upon returning home to Chicago, he opened an auto parts store in Park Ridge, IL that would eventually become “Marty’s Schwinn Shop”. He remained in business for 40+ years. Marty enjoyed the challenges and rewards of small business ownership, as well as the many wonderful people he met as customers over the years. Throughout his life, he enjoyed travelling, following the horses, laughter, and being with people, particularly his life-long high school friends known as the “Regular Fellas”. Marty was a diehard Cubs fan and took great joy in watching his team finally win the World Series. Marty will be remembered for his friendly demeanor, easy laughter, and love of life. Special thanks to the staff at Independence Health & Therapy Adult Day Program, Heartland Hospice team, and caregiver Elda Fierros. Private family funeral services are necessary, however friends who can not attend the funeral may view it on Marty’s webpage on live Tuesday May 19th at 1 PM, or anytime thereafter. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or
charity of your choice. Info Mitzvah Memorial Funerals 630-MITZVAH 630-648-9824
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    Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 1:00pm
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Whitney Crittenden

Posted at 09:54pm

Whitney Crittenden

Posted at 09:31pm
Marty was a proud Veteran,
That served his country well.
To those that would listen,
He had many stories to tell.

He Fought for America’s Freedom,
He wore that red, white, and blue.
He earned his medals proudly,
Alongside his 89th Battalion Crew.

When Heaven needed a soldier,
He stepped up to take the call.
For his duties here on earth have ended,
May he now watch over us all.

We miss him already, and know
That we will never be the same.
Our lives are changed forever,
We will smile each time we hear his name.

We Salute his life and honor him,
In memories great and small,
We will always miss him and what he meant to us all.


Whitney Crittenden

Posted at 09:29pm
Rest In Peace Marty

Randy Schaeffer

Posted at 08:24pm
I had some of the best times of my life visiting with Marty and my mother Nancy over the years in their Northbrook homes, and I send my very heartfelt condolences to Andrea, who gave him such love and joy over their time together. I could always hear it in his voice when we spoke over the phone. I have uploaded a photo of Marty and me at his 90th birthday celebration.

Andrea Bassler Posted at 09:23pm

Randy, Thank you for your help and support during Marty's last days. He loved and respected you tremendously. We will both miss his presence from our lives. Andrea Bassler

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