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Susan T. Bass

Female 1946 - 2022  (76 years)

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  • Name Susan T. Bass 
    Born 25 Jun 1946  Omaha, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Aug 2022  Rose Lane Home, Loup City, Sherman County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Grand Island Independent, Nebraska, August 8, 2022
      Susan Trompke

      LOUP CITY - Susan J. Trompke, 76, of Loup City, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Rose Lane Home in Loup City.
      Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at United Methodist Church in Loup City, with the Rev. Lori Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. The funeral service will be livestreamed on the Higgins Funeral Home Facebook page.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the church. Memorials are suggested to Sherman County Historical Society or donor's choice.
      Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements. Condolences for the Trompke family may be left at
      Susan and her twin sister, Diana Jean, were born in Omaha on June 25, 1946, to Elden V. and Evelyn M. (Bussell) Bass. The family moved to Loup City when the twins were 6 months old. Susan attended school in Loup City and graduated from Loup City High School in 1964. Their parents owned the Sherman County Times in Loup City from 1953 to 1969 and they grew up in the newspaper business. One of Susan's most notable achievements was learning to run the large newspaper (Miehle) press, which enabled her to relieve her father on weekly press runs. She was the only other person to learn to run the press during the entire time her parents owned the newspaper.
      Susan attended Hastings College's Mary Lanning School of Nursing from 1964 to 1965. She received her medical assistant - receptionist degree from the Professional Business Institute, in Minneapolis, in March 1966. She was employed by Sacred Heart Hospital in Loup City. She worked for Judge P.J.Kowalski, the Sherman County Judge in Loup City, from 1967 to 1968.
      She married her high school sweetheart, Ray Trompke Jr., on June 8, 1968, at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. Ray had returned in February 1968 from 18 months duty in Vietnam. They lived in Fort Hood, Texas, until he was discharged from the U.S. Army. They moved to Loup City where their two children, Dale R. and Victoria M., were born. They later lived in Spalding. Susan and the children returned to Loup City in 1973.
      She worked as a teacher's assistant for Loup City Elementary School from 1979 to 1981. In later years, she was an Avon representative and walked her sales territory to call on her customers in Loup City. For many years she enjoyed compiling the "Turning Back the Clock" column for publication in the Times.
      She enjoyed making hand-sewn pieced quilts, embroidery and crewel work; Bible study, and playing the piano. She was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church in Loup City and played the piano for services for many years. She belonged to Oriental Chapter 78, Order of the Eastern Star in Loup City until the chapter closed in 1995.
      She moved to Rose Lane Nursing home in May 2013. She played the piano for church services at Rose Lane for a number of years.
      She is survived by her twin sister, Diana J. Keith of Kearney; her brother, David V. Bass of Lincoln; her son, Dale R. Trompke of Loup City; her daughter, Vicki M. Sherman; three grandchildren, K.J. Long, Samantha Long Mullins and Jacob Long; a niece, Melissa McVittie of Sacramento, Calif.; and her great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her father on March 24, 2004, and her mother on Aug. 23, 2016.
    Person ID I202  Bass9B John Bass of Virginia and Missouri
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2022 

    Father Elden Vernon Bass,   b. 13 Aug 1913, Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 2004, Loup City, Sherman County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Evelyn Mamie Bussell,   b. 8 Jun 1917, Comstock, Custer County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 2016, Loup City, Sherman County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1940  Phillipsburg, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart