Paul James Basinger, 71 of Kalona, died Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona.
His body has been cremated and a private family memorial mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Bill Roush officiating. Burial will follow at the Holy Trinity Cemetery. A general memorial has been established. Peterseim Funeral Home in assisting with arrangements.
Paul was born Sept. 7, 1949, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Rev. Carl and Pauline (Fechter) Basinger. He graduated from East High School in Memphis, Tennessee, and the University of Iowa. Paul was united in marriage to Peggy Shalla on Dec. 29, 1972, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Paul was employed at Crane Valve in Washington for more than 30 years and also a pharmacy tech at Walmart. In his spare time, he was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include his wife: Peggy of Kalona; sons: Nathan (Sinead) Basinger and David (partner Liz Matykiewicz), both of Iowa City; and two grandchildren: Theo and Augie.
He was preceded in death by his parents.