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William Edward Bass

Male 1933 - 2009  (75 years)


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  • Name William Edward Bass 
    Born 9 Oct 1933  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 82658979A26BEF42B90B75D7D9F7CF24FA98 
    Died 26 Feb 2009  Sioux Falls, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      William Edward Bass, age 75, of Rushmore, formerly of Milford, Iowa; died Thursday, February 26, 2009 at Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was born October 9, 1933 in Richmond, Virginia to parents, Augustine and Frances (Kidd) Bass. He was raised by his grandparents in Richmond where he attended school. After his schooling he worked for his grandparents in vegetable truck farming. He enlisted in the United States Army and served three years on active duty as a gunnery sergeant. William was united in marriage to Madelyne Gaylor and she preceded him in death in 1962. To this union two children were born, Frances Edwina and James Bass. After her death the family moved to Iowa where he worked in the sand and gravel business in Milford, Iowa and later Cemstone Concrete Products working throughout Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin as a plant supervisor. William was united in marriage to Cheryl Nelson on February 15, 2003 at the Union Memorial Church in Milford, Iowa. He retired from working in 2007 and they have lived in Rushmore for the last five years. He was a member of the Union Memorial Church in Milford, Iowa. He was also a Master Mason and belonged to the Scottish Rite, York Rite and the Eastern Star. He also belonged to the Iowa Great Lakes Shrine Club. William is survived by his wife, Cheryl Bass, Rushmore; children Frances Edwina (Gordon) Hentges, Spencer, Iowa and James Bass, Milford, Iowa; two grandchildren, three step-children, Ty (Gail) Runge, Spirit Lake, Iowa; Mandy (Rick) Richardson, Wallingford, Iowa and Todd (Janiece) Runge, Swea City, Iowa; six step- grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; a sister, MaryAnn Flanders, New Hampshire and a half sister, Donna Dee Haberal, Royal, Iowa; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his great-grandparents, William and Cynthia Bass and his first wife, Madelyne.
    Person ID I41319  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2019 

    Father Augustine Dean Markham Bass,   b. 4 May 1904,   d. 8 Jul 1974  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Frances Kidd 
    Married 12 Jul 1933 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F14621  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Madelyn (Mae) Gaylor,   b. 10 Jan 1932, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1962, Fredericksburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married Abt 1953  West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James William Bass,   b. 27 Jun 1957, Fredericksburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 2011, Milford, Crawford County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Frances Edwina Lee Bass
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F14624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marjorie Fereda Wallace,   b. 29 Aug 1918, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 2000, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1970  Virginia Beach, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F14623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart