Carle Robert Basenberg died Oct. 30, 2015 at the age of 89. He was born Nov. 23, 1925 in Eagle Rock to Dorothy Sleuter and Walter Basenberg.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a radio man. Following his discharge, he worked for the California State Parks and Recreation for 25 years as a forest ranger, until his retirement in 1991.
He enjoyed cabinet-making, hiking, camping, bike riding, and traveling throughout the United States and Canada.
Mr. Basenberg was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Barbara Jenkins.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Myrtle (Suzie) of Coarsegold; children Harold and spouse Victoria of St. George, Utah; Tom Carle and spouse Fay Kingman, Ariz.; Kathy Schmidt and spouse Roy of Spirit Lake, Idaho; and Beth of St. Helen, Mich.; and his sister Doris Hartman.
A memorial service was held earlier in the month at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella.