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Vernon J. "Vern" Basgall

March 15, 1942 ~ April 1, 2018 (age 76)

Vernon J. “Vern” Basgall

Vernon J. “Vern” Basgall, 76, Hays, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his home in Hays.

He was born March 15, 1942 in Hays the son of Jerome and Regina (Urban) Basgall.  In 1960 he graduated from Victoria High School and attended Fort Hays State University for one year.  On August 22, 1964 he was united in marriage to Betty Morrison in Loretto, Kansas.  She preceded him in death on March 17, 2004.  Vern was an Engineer Tech 4 with the Kansas Department of Transportation until his retirement.  He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with his grandsons.  He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. 

Survivors include two daughters; Ruth Renee’ Kuhn of Hays and Lisa Marie Fuller of Tuscon, AZ, a grandson; Kevin Kuhn and wife Crystal of Hays, a brother; Dan Basgall and wife Linda of Hays, and a sister; Shirley Gottschalk of Manhattan, Kansas. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Betty, his parents, and a grandson Kyle Kuhn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1805 Vine Street, with Fr. Leo Blasi and Fr. John Schmeidler officiating.  Burial will follow in the LaCrosse City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Thursday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Friday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street.  A parish vigil service will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested in Vern’s memory to the Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course, in care of the funeral home.  Condolences may be left for the family at

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