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Donna Rae Lyon

Female 1934 - 2016  (82 years)

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  • Name Donna Rae Lyon 
    Born 22 Aug 1934  Omaha, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Sep 2016  Maplewood, Door County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin, Sunday, September 25, 2016
      Donna Rae (Lyon) Bass

      Donna Rae (Lyon) Bass, of Prairie du Sac, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at Maplewood of Sauk City, under the care of Agrace HospiceCare.

      Donna was born in Omaha, Neb., on Aug. 22, 1934, daughter of Howard and Evelyn (Reineccius - Altschuler) Lyon. In 1940 her family moved to Wisconsin. She graduated from Fennimore High School in 1952. Donna married Robert Bass on Sept. 7, 1952. They spent some time in Fennimore and Richland Center before moving to Mazomanie in 1958. Donna worked for Grabers from 1963 to 1979 and then for the UW Physical plant from 1979 to 1994 when she retired. After retirement she worked part time in the bakery of Mazo Market for a few years. She was the pillar of our family and took very good care of her husband, Bob.

      Donna is survived by her husband, Robert Bass "Buzz"; her two sons, Richard Bass (Lani Rochon) and Michael (Dee) Bass of Mazomanie; five grandchildren, Melissa (Matt) Wheeler, Evelyn Gust, Amy (Josh) Andreas, Jacob (Faith Greene) Bass, and Terrance (Kara) Bass; eight great-grandchildren, Oceona, Brianna, Dominik, John, Abigail, Willow, and Emmaline; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack (Charleene) Bass of California and Jannie (Dick) Adams of Dickyville, Wis.; as well as many distant relatives and many friends.

      Donna was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Kathleen Roys.

      A memorial service is planned for 12 noon on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Highway 14 West, Mazomanie. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A luncheon will immediately follow the service.

      A special thanks to the staff at Maplewood of Sauk City for all their loving care and Agrace HospiceCare, especially Kevin, Natalie, Gloria, Brooke and the rest of the staff for the special care they provided Donna in her last few months. Memorials in Donna's honor may be made to Agrace HospiceCare.

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    Person ID I179  Bass9B John Bass of Virginia and Missouri
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2020 

    Family Robert Carson Bass,   b. 3 Feb 1931, Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 2018, Maplewood, Door County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
     1. Kathleen Bass
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart