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Lois Basolo

March 8, 1938 — July 2, 2020

Independence--Lois D. Basolo, 82, of Independence, died Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Our House Assisted Living in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Lois was born March 8, 1938, in Crystal Falls, Michigan, to William and Nola (Barna) Lepisto. She married James Basolo, her high school sweetheart, on April 12, 1958, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Stambaugh, Michigan. He died April 30, 1995. Lois was employed by the State Bank of Independence, Independence Public School, and Western Technical College. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Rosary Society and served on the banquet committee and funeral group. She was a former board member and officer of the Independence Public Library and was active in various community organizations. Lois loved attending various high school sports, especially with her grandchildren. She was their #1 fan. Lois is survived by two daughters, Lori Hensel of Lakeville, Minnesota, and Becky (Mitchell) Thomas of Eleva, Wisconsin; a son, Brian Basolo of Las Vegas, Nevada; two brothers, Lowell Lepisto of Laguna Hills, California, and Eugene (Sandy) Lepisto of Iron River, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Gina (Jake) Bartush, Eric Hensel, Craig (fiancée Erika Suchla) Thomas, Justin Thomas, Brandon Basolo, Brianna Basolo, and James Basolo; four great-grandchildren, Lydia and Evan Bartush, Ashlynn Basolo, and Jordyn Olson; and special cousin, Rose Marie Russell of Independence, Wisconsin. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. Woodrow H. Pace officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Guidelines for funeral Masses Peter and Paul Catholic Church Independence, Wisconsin Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged (Masks are available at the church entrance if you need one) + Please enter the church with proper social distancing through the west center doors (facing Hwy 93) + After signing the register book, please go to the right side and up the aisle to offer your condolences to the family. + You may only offer your condolences from a social distance. + Family members who live in your house may sit together. + All others must be seated 6 feet apart and only in open pews. + Please enter the church with proper social distancing through the west center doors (facing Hwy 93) + After signing the register book, please go to the right side and up the aisle to offer your condolences to the family. + You may only offer your condolences from a social distance. + Family members who live in your house may sit together. + All others must be seated 6 feet apart and only in open pews. Communion + Per Diocese of La Crosse guidelines: If receiving communion requires you to pass someone in your pew not in your household, then everyone seated in the pew should come forward. If those coming forward are not receiving Communion, they can simply signal by crossing their arms or pass by without approaching the priest of deacon. + Maintain proper social distancing at the end of Mass and walking out of the church to the grave. + Exiting the church after Mass will be through the elevator addition only. + Maintain proper social distancing while at the graveside service. + At this time there will be no funeral luncheons served in the church. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lois Basolo, please visit our flower store.

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