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Tamra Bassett

Tamra Rae Bassett (Gerlach)

Friday, January 28th, 1944 - Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Tamra R. Bassett of Kentwood, Michigan, age 75, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019. She was born to Howard and Alice (Price) Gerlach on January 28, 1944. Tamra was the oldest of two children. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was a 1962 graduate of Rogers High School.

Tamra loved to show Great Danes. She and Tom currently co-own Doc Holliday who is in the top ten Great Danes in the United States. She worked at JC Penney catalog as a supervisor and trainer for over twenty years. In her free time, Tamra enjoyed camping with her family, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, and most of all, just spending time with them.

Tamra is survived by her beloved husband of nearly fifty-seven years, Thomas E. Bassett; loving children Tom (Malinda), Chuck (Kristine); and grandchildren, Tommy, Brent, Michael, Alex, and Matthew. She was preceded in death by her father Howard Gerlach. She is survived by her mother Alice; and brother Steve.

There will be a time of visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Ofield Funeral Home, 4500 Kalamazoo Avenue SE, Kentwood, Michigan 49508. The funeral service for Tamra will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Ofield Funeral Home. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service. The family is attending the burial at 3:30 p.m. at Rosedale Memorial Park, 50 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49534. Everyone is welcome.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Ofield Funeral Home
    Address
    4500 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
    Kentwood, MI 49508
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Ofield Funeral Home
    Address
    4500 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
    Kentwood, MI 49508
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Location
    Ofield Funeral Home
    Address
    4500 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
    Kentwood, MI 49508
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 3:30pm
    When
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 3:30pm
    Location
    Rosedale Memorial Park Cemetery
    Address
    50 Lake Michigan Drive
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49544
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Love Bill & Debbie Schmoekel & Family, The Family of Homer & Florence Gerlach, and others have sent flowers to the family of Tamra Rae Bassett (Gerlach).
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Love Bill & Debbie Schmoekel & Family

Posted at 11:15am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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The Family of Homer & Florence Gerlach

Posted at 01:02pm
With Deepest Sympathy, KariAnn & Dennis Chapin & family; Karen & Dan Blackmer & family; Rick & Sharon Gerlach & family; Rob Gerlach & family
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Kathy, Jessie & John, Susan, Mary Lou & Candance

Posted at 09:31pm
Tom & Family - Words cannot express our sadness. Tamra will always be in our hearts and memories forever. Remember we love you & care about you.
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Carole

Posted at 03:28pm
I met Tom & Tamra at a club meeting for the Great Dane Club of Western Michigan around Jan 1999, wow, 20 years ago! I always enjoyed talking 'dogs' with them when we were ringside. I will miss seeing her. RIP dear Tamra...
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