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Robert Bass

WALNUT — Robert G. Bass, 90, of Walnut died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

Bob was born on Nov. 18, 1922, in Hamilton Township, Illinois, the son of Leo and Katherine (Spencer) Bass. He was united in marriage to Betty Paden on Dec. 3, 1943, in Bloomington, Ind. He served in the Combat Engineers of the United States Third Army under General George Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. Bob was a longtime poultry farmer.

Bob is survived by his wife, Betty Bass of Walnut; one son, George Bass of  Loves Park; one daughter, Anna (Ed) Donnelly of Walnut; five grandchildren, Seth (Nicole) Bass, James ( Jennifer) Donnelly, Erin (Matthew) Davis, Laurie (Diego) Pascual and Katherine Donnelly; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Janice Watkins of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Charles in infancy; one granddaughter, Bridget; and one sister, Marilyn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10;30 a.m. Monday at the Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, with the Rev. Eldon Cook, pastor of the Walnut Community Bible Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

A memorial has been established in his memory. Condolences may be sent to


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