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Calvin “Cal” Lee Baasi

12/28/1954 - 03/28/2018

Calvin “Cal” L. Baasi, 63, of Iron, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at his residence. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Range Funeral Home at 11:00 am with visitation one-hour prior. Rev. Marvin Aultman will officiate Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Calvin Lee Baasi was born December 28, 1954 in Eveleth to Leonard and Evangeline (Olson) Baasi. He attended Cherry High School. On December 7, 1974, he was united in marriage to Christine Sartori. Cal was a shovel operator for Erie/LTV Mining, worked at Super One Foods, and also did landscaping as an independent contractor. He was a former Clinton Volunteer Fireman.

Cal enjoyed designing cowboy hats, watching old westerns, puzzles, spending time outside doing yard projects, “tinkering” in his garage, cooking, canning, and preparing meals. He also enjoyed visiting with family and friends while hosting get-togethers. Cal was always willing to lend a hand.

He is survived by:
Wife of 43 years, Christine of Iron
Children: Clayton Baasi of Moose Lake and Colleen Rogers (Donald Walters, Jr.) of Duluth
Grandchildren: Reece, Tyler, and Mackenzie
Sister: Susan (Charles) Foix
Brothers: Kenneth (Laura) Baasi and Leon Baasi,
Sisters-in-law: Cynthia (Robert) Dodge and Jeanette Baasi
Brothers-in-law: Gary Sartori and Ronald Palo
Faithful furry companions: Duke and Harkin
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Arvid Johnson; brothers, Melvin and William; sisters, Margaret and Rosalind; sisters-in-law, Peggy Mattila and Susan Sartori; brother-in-law, Jack Mattila; son-in-law, Ernest “Jay” Rogers; and grandson, Michael Rogers

6 thoughts on “Calvin “Cal” Lee Baasi”

  1. Jeff& Carol Thomas says:

    Chris,and Family
    We are so very sorry to of Cal’s passing . If there is anything Jeff and I can do please let us know! Sending our Prayers ,❤️

  2. Kelly & Jim Nelson says:

    Chris & family, Jim & I are so sorry to hear about Calvin’s passing. He was such a kind & gentle man & was a person that never said no to lending a hand. He will definitely be missed. Our heartfelt sympathy sent with prayers .
    Kelly & Jim Nelson

  3. Jake Koski says:

    So very sorry to hear about Cal’s passing away. We worked together at LTV. Cal was always a very pleasant person to be around. We worked together since I started at Erie Mining back in 1978 when he was a cat skinner.
    Call was a lot of fun and got along with everyone. It was a real pleasure to know Call and to work with him. He will surely be missed. My sympathies to his loving wife who he cherished and also his family.

  4. Lori Sartori says:

    To my Aunt Christy and to my cousins – we were so sad to hear of Uncle Calvin’s passing. My earliest memory of him is staying over at your house, and us kids jumping on the bed. Even our unruly shenanigans couldn’t upset Uncle Cal; he was always – every time I saw him – so calm and pleasant, and smiling. Every single time. Hugs from all of us in the Gary Sartori clan; you’re in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. With Love, Lori

  5. Todd Braun says:

    Chris and family, we are sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Todd, Steven and Mandii Braun

  6. Margaret Klismith says:

    Auntie Chris, Coleen and Clayton, I am so sorry To hear about uncle Calvin. Sending you all my love and prayers.
    Margaret, Will and boys

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04/07/2018 at 11:00 AM
Range Funeral Homes, 16th Street North, Virginia, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 am