Robert C. "Bob" Bass

Born: Sun., Dec. 24, 1933
Died: Sat., Jan. 10, 2015

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Robert Corwin “Bob” Bass, age 81, formerly of  Bartonville and Peoria, passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 with his family by his side at the Illinois Veterans home in Quincy, Illinois.                                        

He was born on December 24, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to Guilford M. and Opal A. (Blaylock) Bass of Decatur, Illinois. He married Gertrude May “Greta” Bustle on June 27, 1954 in Peoria.  She preceded him in death March 22, 2011.

He is survived by two daughters: Kathleen (Jerry) Hayward of Zeeland, MI, Laura (Rich) Behare of Maple Grove, MN, one son, Jeffrey (JoAnne) Bass of Littleton, CO, two grandchildren:  Paula and Randy, three great grand-children:  Kolby, Abigail, Penelope, one sister, Patsy (Ed) Scott of Bethalto, IL and one brother, Guilford (Linda) Bass, Jr. of Bandon, OR.

Bob graduated from Stephen Decatur Senior High School in 1951 and from Midstate College in 1959.  He served in the Air Force and was a Korean War veteran.  Bob worked in several Peoria area savings and loans before going to work for Caterpillar and retiring in 1994.  He was active in civic organizations in his younger years including the Jaycees, Better Business Bureau of Central Illinois, Junior Chamber International, and the Rotary Club.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  There will be no public services. The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of arrangements.  

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home Activities Fund in Quincy, Illinois or the Peoria chapter of the Alzheimers Association.

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Linda & Guilford Bass, Jr.
   Posted Mon January 12, 2015
Dear Bob, You were the best brother ever! we will sadly miss you and love you always. We will NEVER forget you. You will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Our heart felt sympathy goes to Jeff, Kathy and Laura. You are all great kids and your dad was so proud of all of you. We love you and will keep in touch.
Love, Linda and Guil

Becky Bustle-Hamm
   Posted Sun January 18, 2015
Kathy, Laura, and Jeff. I am so sorry for my uncle Bob's passing. I am soooooo glad you called Laura and let me say my goodbyes and stayed in touch during his final days and hours, I love you three, even though we aren't close in miles, we are close in heart. Now our parents are together again, playing cards and dancing a jig to the music of the big bands.

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