Dennis Baseman, 1939-2019

Published 1:00 am Friday, July 12, 2019

Funeral services for Dennis Baseman, 79, of Glenville, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Steven Woyen will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at

Dennis died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City, Iowa.

Dennis Baseman

Dennis Baseman was born Sept. 20, 1939 in Rib Falls, Wisconsin, the son of Royal and Dorothy (Westfall) Baseman. He grew up in Rib Falls and moved to Glenville at a young age, where he milked cows and helped his father at the family’s sawmill. As a young adult, Dennis became very active in the community. He served on the Glenville Fire Department and was the city police officer. Dennis was a member of many bowling leagues, softball teams and the snowmobile club. 

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Dennis married Nancy Hoeve and together they had two children, Corina and Wade. The couple later divorced. Dennis then married Diane Brandvold, who died of cancer. In 2003, Dennis met Jan Bettin through a mutual friend and they married in June of 2004. 

Dennis was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Glenville and later Trinity Lutheran. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and creative craftsman. He loved traveling and seeing new places — especially enjoying an Alaskan Cruise and a trip to the Redwood Forests in California.

Dennis was always willing to help out anyone.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Jan; children Corina Baseman of Glenville and Wade (Kari) Baseman of Lenox, Missouri; stepsons Dan, Pat and Rick; brothers Rodger (Barbara) Baseman of Glenville, Lyle (Faye) Baseman of Ely, LeRoy (Alane) Baseman of Glenville and Daryll (Marlene) Baseman of Albert Lea; sisters, Germaine Lemkau of Aurora, Nebraska, and Caroleen Edgar of Ankeny, Iowa; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jane Rousey; brothers Duaine Baseman and brother, Robert Baseman, in infancy; brother-in-law, Dean Lemkau; grandson, Cody Baseman; stepdaughter, Michelle Bettin-Bren; and wife, Diane Baseman.