A Memorial Service for Cliff Bastemeyer and Linda Cottingham will begin at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in the Kahler Funeral Home Chapel. Linda Cottingham, the daughter of Cliff and Evelyn Bastemeyer, passed away in January of 2012 in Minnesota. To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com.
Clifton “Cliff” F. Bastemeyer, 89, of Dell Rapids passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Salem, SD. Cliff was born on February 17, 1923 in Avon, SD, the son of John and Florence Bastemyer. He moved to Dell Rapids and played Football for Dell Rapids High School. He enlisted in the Navy and worked as a Naval Fireman in CA for four years. There he met Evelyn Hill in 1940. They married and five years later moved to Dell Rapids. Cliff worked for the railroad here in Dell Rapids and other towns in the area. While in Dells, Cliff managed the roller rink in the Dell Rapids Park. He started the saddle club for young people in the area.
He loved horses, gardening and his family. He was a member of the Dell Rapids American Legion. Cliff and Evelyn had two children, Stanley who passed away at the age of 7 weeks and Linda who passed away on January 16, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Linda and her dad were very close and will be greatly missed by, Evelyn.
Cliff is survived by his wife Evelyn of Dell Rapids; his son-in-law, Mike of Litchfield, MN, grandchildren, Michelle Berhorst of Virginia Beach, VA, Travis (and Jennifer) Kiral of Warrensburg, MO, John Kiral of Eldon, MO, Heather (and Dennis) Nelson of Iroquois, SD, Heidi Cottingham (and Fiancé Keith Stroud) of Huron, SD, 12 great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren.
Linda R. Cottingham, age 54, of Litchfield, Minnesota died on Monday, Janaury16, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 20, 2012, at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Linda Rae Cottingham, the daughter of Clifford and Evelyn (Hill) Bastemeyer, was born on October 16, 1957, in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. She grew up in Geddes, SD and received her education there. She moved to Missouri and lived there for a few years before returning to South Dakota. She was living in Yankton when she met Mike Cottingham. They were married in Clear Lake, SD on July 30, 1988. They lived in various places in Minnesota before settling in Litchfield. Linda worked at various jobs before starting to work at HTI. Linda was a member of the Hog Group and enjoyed any Harley-Davidson outing. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and flowers. She especially enjoyed motor cycling. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and friends. She is survived by her husband Mike of Litchfield, children, Michelle Berhorst of Virginia Beach, VA, Travis (and Jennifer) Kiral of Warrensburg, MO, John Kiral of Eldon, MO, Heather (and Dennis) Nelson of Iroquois, SD, Heidi Cottingham (and Fiancé Keith Stroud) of Huron, SD, 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, parents Clifford and Evelyn Bastemeyer of Dell Rapids, SD, sister-in-law Connie (and Fran) Nuytten of St. Cloud and her favorite dog “Maggie”. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Christopher Brandon Kiral, infant brother and sister-in-law, Linda Cottingham.