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Robert C. "Bob" Bass

December 24, 1933 ~ January 10, 2015 (age 81)

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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