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Arthur Cass

BRADFORD — Arthur "Skip" Lyle Cass, 71, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Bradford, passed away at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at his sister's home in Princeton.

He was born Oct. 26, 1941, to Frank B. and Freda A. (Stephens) Cass on the family farm by the Spoon River, rural Bradford.

He graduated from Bradford High School in 1959 and attended Illinois State University in Normal. He was the advertising and composing manager for Antique Trader Publication, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1963 to 1984. He was a member of the Leet Memorial United Methodist Church in Bradford.

Skip had a passion for sports, music and collectables. He was an avid White Sox fan and loved playing baseball, golf, bowling, chess and playing cards with family and friends. While he grew up in Bradford, his home of 43 years was Dubuque, Iowa, where his friends were his family and such a blessing. He is gone from our sight but we know there are other eyes watching him coming to his eternal life with our father in heaven and family welcoming him home. God bless you Skip until we see you again. You will be missed.

He served as a sergeant in the Army Reserves from 1964 to 1969.

Surviving are two sisters, Katherine Garms of Kewanee and Margaret (Mike) Talbot of Princeton; one brother, Jim Cass of Tiskilwa; one brother-in-law, David "PeeWee" Walker of Bradford; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Donald Cass; one sister, Beverly Walker; two brothers-in-law, William "Vance" Hufnagel and Louis Garms; and two sisters-in-law, Phyllis and Margaret Cass.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 in the Osceola Grove Cemetery, rural Bradford, with the Rev. Amy Holman officiating. Inurnment will be in the Osceola Grove Cemetery with military rites conducted by Bradford American Legion Post 445.

Memorials may be directed to Wounded Warriors.

The Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Bradford, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.grant-johnsonfh.com.

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