Red Bastien remembered, funeral information

Posted in: MISC News
Aug 14, 2012 - 12:14 PM

The obituary for the late Rolland "Red" Bastien features comments from Twin Cities pro wrestling historians Mick Karch and George Schire. ""If you knew Red Bastien, he was a character," Shire said. He was always playing jokes. He was very talented, respected and loved by his fellow wrestlers and his fans. ... Outside the ring, he was a friend to everyone."

Mick Karch added: "He was technically very gifted, and a crowd favorite. People in the Twin Cities loved him. Everybody liked him. I never heard a bad word about him, and that is rare in the wrestling business." Read the full obituary at

Powell's POV: The obituary notes that his visitation will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday with the funeral to follow an hour later at the Washburn-McReavy Nokomis Park Chapel at 1838 E. Minnehaha Parkway in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Thanks to Dot Net Member "HiSpot" for passing along the story.

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