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Service Details

Visitation:

Saturday, May 20, 2017
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa

Service:

Saturday, May 20, 2017
12:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Cremation

Arrangements:

Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Cole Bassell

Cole Bassell, 19, passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2017. He was born August 27, 1997, in Angarsk, Russia. His parents and sisters were elated to have him join his forever family in Johnston, Iowa in May 1998.

Cole enjoyed spending time with family, playing video games and blackjack and cards with Grandma. He loved ice cream, and kept Blue Bunny Ice Cream in business. Cole had a kind heart and gentle nature. He loved his kitty, Tiger and was so gentle with animals. Cole was very close to his sister Rachel, whom he adored.

He is survived by his parents, Dorothy and Bob Bassell; sisters, Brooke (Eric) Herman and Rachel Bassell; grandparents, Merlyn and Susanna Altman; aunts and uncles, Della (Randy) Guzman, Donald (Trudy) Altman, Dean Altman, Diana Arthur, Danny (Gretchen) Altman, Dawn (Ken) Kotch, Dana (Ramon) Altamirano, and Patricia (Dave) Baum; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, IA with visitation one hour prior from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.