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Gov. Nixon appoints new Ste. Genevieve Co. coroner

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STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon appointed a new coroner for Ste. Genevieve County.

Eric D. Basler was appointed to fill the vacancy after the death of his father, Leo Basler, who had held the position for more than 30 years.

"Leo Basler devoted more than 30 years of public service to the people of Ste. Genevieve County as their coroner, and that service is greatly appreciated," Gov. Nixon said. "I am pleased to appoint someone with the outstanding experience of Eric Basler to step into this position and ably serve citizens in this office."

Eric Basler, a Democrat, is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and part owner of Basler Funeral Home.

He is also serving his second term on the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District.

Basler is involved in several civic clubs and activities in Ste. Genevieve.

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