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Robert G. Bass

WALNUT – Robert G. Bass, 90, of Walnut, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

Bob was born Nov. 18, 1922, in Hamilton Township, the son of Leo and Katherine (Spencer) Bass. He was united in marriage to Betty Paden on Dec. 3, 1943, in Bloomington, Ind.

He served in the Combat Engineers of the 3rd Army under Gen. George Patton during the Battle of the Bulge.

Bob was a longtime poultry farmer. 

Bob is survived by his wife, Betty Bass of Walnut; one son, George Bass of Loves Park; one daughter, Anna (Ed) Donnelly of Walnut; five grandchildren, Seth (Nicole) Bass, James (Jennifer) Donnelly, Erin (Matthew) Davis, Laurie (Diego) Pascual, and Katherine Donnelly; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Janice Watkins of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Charles in infancy; one granddaughter, Bridget; and one sister, Marilyn.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Eldon Cook, pastor of Walnut Community Bible Church, officiating.

Burial will be at Walnut Cemetery.

A memorial has been established.

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