December 4, 1946—February 11, 2018
RACINE—Age 71, of Union Grove passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Ascension All Saints Hospital, Racine. Rudy was born December 4, 1946 to Paul and Myrtle (nee Anderson) Basina in Bayfield, WI. His early life was spent in Bayfield where he graduated from high school. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. On December 27, 1970 he was united in marriage to Judith Lynne Waugus in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI. Following their marriage they resided in Union Grove. He was previously employed by Wisconsin Electric. Rudy was a member of NRA, Tribal Member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and a former member of the Yorkville United Methodist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially deer hunting and fishing. Rudy also was handy and loved working on his projects in the garage. But, more than anything he treasured the time he spent with his family.
Rudy is survived by his loving wife Judith, children: Derek (Cathy) Basina of Streator, IL, Sheldon Basina of Albuquerque, NM and Hillary Basina of Franksville, WI, grandchildren: Madelyn, Lillyan, Owen, Jeremiah and Braelynne. He is further survived by his siblings: Leon Basina, Fabian (Kim) Basina, Hazel Whitebird and Olie Basina, a sister-in-law Karen Basina, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Myrtle “Sis” Newago, Herbert Basina, Idell Duffy-Burgess and Laverne Basina.
The Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Hospital nurses, doctors and staff for all their care and compassion.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00PM at Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Sunday, from 1:00PM until 2:45 PM, at the funeral home.
Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory
908 – 11th Ave.
Union Grove, WI 53182