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Melvin Leo Bass

Male 1920 - 1995  (75 years)


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  • Name Melvin Leo Bass 
    Born 31 Mar 1920  Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID D48B14FEF85FA844800BB6EE9B1D76DAEBCC 
    Died 12 Dec 1995  Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greentop Memorial Park, Greentop, Schuyler County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Find-a-Grave Melvin Leo Bass
      Melvin Leo Bass, 75, of Greentop, Missouri, died Tuesday morning (December 12, 1995) at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born March 31, 1920 in Boone County, Iowa the son of Floyd and Ella (Kelly) Bass. On April 20, 1946 in Nashua, Iowa he married Virginia Pierson who preceded him in death on March 8, 1991. Also preceding him in death were his parents. He is survived by one son, Terry Bass of Greentop, Missouri; one daughter, Tammy L Karlsson and husband Rolfe of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Francis Godwin of Boone, Iowa; two grandchildren, Renee Ray of Greentop, Missouri and Robert Karlsson of Miami Beach, Florida; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Melvin was raised in Boone, Iowa where he attended the public schools. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1941 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater as a Sergeant. After his marriage he and his wife lived in the Des Moines, Iowa area where he worked at the Armco Pipe and Steel for thirty years. After his retirement he moved to Greentop, Missouri and farmed until his health failed. He had a great love for farming and the outdoors. He enjoyed being with his family and helped raise not only his own children but his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was well respected by his neighbors and friends. He was a member of the Greentop Methodist Church in Greentop, Missouri. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, (December 16, 1995) at the Davis-Playle Chapel with the Reverend Monte Peterson officiating. Music will be provided by Kelly Fry singing "Grandpa" and "How Great Thou Art" accompanied by Julia Mollick, organist. Burial will be in the Greentop Cemetery in Greentop, Missouri with military rites conducted by VFW Post #2508, DAV Post #48 and American Legion Post #20. Pallbearers will be Bill Ertel, John Robinson, C. W. Allen, Freddie Lay, Jack Erwin, and Bill Lawrence. Visitation will be all day Friday (December 15,1995) with the family receiving friends from 7:00 to 9:00 Friday evening at the Davis-Playle Funeral Home, 202 East Washington 665-3744.
    Person ID I38435  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2019 

    Father Floyd Clarence Bass,   b. 24 Nov 1891, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1980  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Ella Kelly,   b. Abt 1895, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1937  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Family ID F13538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Virginia Pierson,   b. 25 Sep 1919, Greentop, Schuyler County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1991, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1946  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Terry Leo Bass,   b. 23 Jan 1947, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 2005, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Tammy Bass
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F13539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart