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BASS, Darrell E. 1923- 2005


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/1/2009 at 18:16:08

Darrell E. Bass

ROCKFORD, IOWA Darrell E. Bass, age 81, of 102 Ninth St. S.E., Rockford, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Cerro Gordo county, Iowa.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 N. Hawkeye, Nora Springs, with Pastor Thomas Healey officiating. Burial will be in Rockford Riverside Cemetery with full military honors conducted by members of American Legion Post 338.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 N. Hawkeye, Nora Springs.

Darrell Eugene Bass was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Mason City, the son of Ernest V. and Emma J. (Tibbits) Bass. He graduated from Colwell High School in 1941. After graduating from A.I.B. in Des Moines, Darrell went to work for Standard Oil in Des Moines. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 and he was honorably discharged in 1946.

Darrell was united in marriage to Dorothy Trask on July 21, 1946, at the Rudd Parsonage; to this union two children were born. Darrell and Dorothy moved to Rockford in 1948, where he farmed in the Rockford area. Darrell was a salesman for Pioneer Seed for 30 years, retiring in 1992.

Darrell loved collecting and restoring his tractors, having coffee with friends, and his greatest love was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Dorothy Bass, of Rockford; daughters, Linda Lovik of Iowa City, and Janet (Dennis) Haller of Decorah; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Jacqueline, and Joshua Lovik of Iowa City, and Katherine and Lucas Haller of Decorah; one brother, Eldon (Freda) Bass of Rockford; along with several nieces and nephews.

Darrell is preceded in death by his parents; and son-in-law, Stephen Lovik.

Sheckler Colonial Chapel, (641) 749-2210 -

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