Paul Henry Basler

January 1, 1956 – November 5, 2014

Paul Henry Basler, 58, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at his home.

Paul was born on January 1, 1956 to Harry A. VanSkike and Beverly Ann (Parker) VanSkike. He had lived most of his life in the Excelsior Springs area. He was a graduate of Winnetonka High School. On May 12, 1989, he was united in marriage to Kathleen Sue Renchen, who survives him at the home.

Paul had worked for the American Italian Pasta Plant in Excelsior Springs for the past two years, as well as working as a night stocker for the Excelsior Springs Walmart for the past 17 years.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 1981.

Paul is survived by his wife of 25 years, Kathleen Basler of the home; his father and stepmother, Harry VanSkike and Alma Jean VanSkike of Orrick, Mo.; his sisters, Kathy Atherton of Independence, Mo., and Christina Castlebury of Kansas City, Mo. He is also survived by his two loving dogs, Angel and Precious.

The family will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Rock Falls Baptist Church north of Orrick, Mo., with memorial services immediately following at 11 a.m. at the church. Inurnment will follow at South Point Cemetery near Orrick.