Jesse W. Basinger
Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:49am admin
Jesse William Baysinger, age 89, Rapid City, S.D., passed away February 19, 2018.
Jesse, son of Ray and Ruby Baysinger, was born in Wall, S.D., March 17, 1928. He grew up in Interior, S.D., where he attended school and met Alice May Baysinger. Alice and Jesse were married on May 6, 1951 in Rapid City and thereafter Jesse served two years in the U.S. Army in Korea. After being discharged from the service, Jesse and Alice ranched in the Badlands area for over sixty years, started a campground and motel business at Interior and raised three sons.
Jesse is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Allen Hillery; sister-in-law and her husband, Bonnie (Hillery) and James Leiby; and nephew, Ronnie Hillery.
Jesse is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alice Baysinger; sister, Dixie Hillery; sons, Larry, Rapid City, Wesley and his wife Lupe, Arizona, and Clayton and his wife Linda, Rapid City. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Isaac, Jesse, Nathan, Hillery, Taylor; and four great-grandchildren.
Jesse was beloved by his family and friends and loved animals.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City, with full military honors.
Interment was held Monday, February 26, 2018 at Black Hills National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Humane Society.
His online guestbook is available to sign at www.osheimschmidt.com