John W. "Jack" Basting
July 22, 1943 - August 1, 2022

Of Menomonee Falls, August 1,2022, Age 79 years. Beloved husband of Jo Anne (Nee Salgado). Loving father of Tony (late Paula), Todd and Jon (Winnie) Witt. Proud Papa of Ben, Tyler, Dalton, Alia, Anthony and Noah. Great grandpa of Hailey. Dear brother of Terry (late Larry) Smith, Jim ( Maureen), Kaye Nearhood and Barbara Basting. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday August 16,2022 at 2pm at St. Mary's Mother of God Catholic Church, N89 W16297 Cleveland Ave. Menomonee Falls. The family will greet friends Tuesday 1pm until time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the National MPS Society (Morquio Syndrome) appreciated.

Jack attended Willow Springs Elementary and Menomonee Falls High School where he made many lifelong friends. Growing up at St James in Lannon Jack served as an altar boy. There were so many backyard baseball games. Jack loved watching and playing golf and was an avid watcher of baseball, auto racing and football.  He found his dream job at Mindeman trucking. While there he met the love of his life JoAnne.

Jack and Jo Anne's love for each other was often shared in walks together, on the links, sitting in their back yard and their Sunday ice cream. It was a relationship most dream of. 

Jack was a role model and father to Jo Anne's 3 boys. He showed them what it means to love and respect someone. 

Jack's loving heart was felt by several grandchildren and a great grandchild.  He was a proud Papa and always had time for the little ones.  He attended countless sporting events,  school activities and provided a loving home away from home for the kids. 

Jack was loved by all.  From family,  his work family at Mindemann, many many friends and neighbors who got the privilege to see Jack smile and Crack a joke. He was quiet but outgoing and would start a conversation with anyone.  He would often make strangers smile just talking to them.

There is a big void with Jack's passing but he touched so many people that there will much of him that will live on. 

And that was his gift to the world.