Clifford D. Basye, 65, of Hazel Green, died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison. Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Pastor Ed Mast will officiate. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Platteville. Chapel military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 42 and VFW Post 5274. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Memorials may be made to the Clifford Basye Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com Clifford was born on October 21, 1948 in Platteville the son of Clifford and Cleo (Marten) Basye. He was married on November 8, 1969 to Bev VanNatta in Belmont, Wisconsin. On July 9, 1981 he married Marilyn Vaassen in Oklahoma and later married Susan Allen in Dubuque. He attended Iowa-Grant Schools and graduated from Belmont High School. Clifford served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Clifford farmed and worked construction; he currently worked for Heiar Fencing, Peosta, Iowa. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and drinking his daily coffee. Clifford is survived by his children, Tammy (Ed) Mast; Chris (Michele Hughes) Basye; Chad (Nicole) Basye; Shannon (Matt) Murray; Josh (Renee) Reynolds; 17 grandchildren; sisters, Angeline (Vernon) Roum; Elanea (Don) Sippola; brothers, Terry, Steven (Karen) and Tony Basye. He was preceded in death by his parents.