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Julia Helen (Klukowski) Bassett, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2017 at San Pedro Memorial Hospital in San Pedro, CA, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and their spouses.

Julia was born in Steubenville, OH on April 10, 1939. She was raised in Detroit, and resided there until 1967 when her family moved to Gaylord.

Julia made many friends during her long stay in the Gaylord area where she touched many lives over the years.

In 2013 Julia moved to California where she lived with her daughter Julie and son-in-law Rick, and recently moved with them to 1433 Brett Place Apt# A101 San Pedro, CA 90732.

Julia was very active at work and in the community. She retired from Standard Products after more than 25 years of service. After retirement, she worked several jobs, including Northern Management, where she cared for special needs clients who were very near and dear to her heart.

Julia was the first president of the John N. Cottrell Women’s Chapter of the American Legion and was active in the Red Hats Society, St Mary Altar Rosary Society and the Women’s Chapter of the Eagles in Magalia, CA.

Julia now joins in heaven, her husband of 26 years, Charles D. Bassett and her siblings, Anthony Klukowski and Joan (Klukowski) Dieul.

Julia is survived by her children, Lawrence Bassett (Karen Forsythe-Bassett) and Julie Bassett-Cottrell (Rick Cottrell); her grandchildren, Melissa Bassett-Kauffman (Joseph Kauffman), Corey Bassett, Joshua Cottrell and Sonni Cottrell, as well as her brother, Lawrence Klukowski (Kerin Klukowski).

Julia will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Her life will be celebrated with a memorial service in Gaylord, later this year. (Details will be posted as they become available)

Condolence Messages

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From: Wayne & Sharon Wyrembelski

Larry and Julie/Rick ... we are sorry to hear of Mom's passing away. Wayne & Sharon Wyrembelski

From: harkins Pat & Darlene
gaylord, mich

Julie and Larry sorry to hear about Moms passing met her 10 yrs. ago at senior center Vanderbilt and Holy Redeemer and always happy and great card player and interesting to talk to.

From: Erma O'Rourke
Gaylord, Mi. 49735

My condolences to you Julie and Rick on the loss of your mom. I worked at Standard with Julia for many years,She always had a ready laugh and enjoyed life. I'm sure she will be greatly missed as she was a keeper.

From: Sharon Techel
Gaylord, MI

JULIE, Rick, and kids, I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Amy and I always enjoyed our visits with her at the K-Mart pharmacy. I remember what a great time you and Amy had when you went on the outing with both Julia and her mom. Lol. What great memories. The last time I saw your mom was in Walmart and I told her one of my best friends live in Magalia. Imagine how surprised we both were. I'll always treasure my memories of her and of you both also. Take care of each other. Love, Sharon from Gaylord K-Mart.

From: Diana Peffers
Gaylord, MI

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I knew her and your father many years ago in Gaylord. They were fun to be with. May they both rest in peace.