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Obituaries

George J. Bass

ROCK FALLS – George J. Bass, 78, of Rock Falls died Friday, March 14, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born on Dec. 18, 1935, in Centralia, the son of Archie M. and Opal (Case) Bass.

He married Virginia VanHorn on Aug. 8, 1954, in Rock Falls. George worked for 18 years and retired from Laborers Union Local 727.

Surviving is his wife, Virginia; two daughters, Cindy (Wes) Henson of Sterling and Tammy (Gary) Payne of Geneseo; four sons, Jeff (Diane) Bass of Carthage, Mo., Brian Bass of Sterling, and Todd Bass and Brad Bass, both of Rock Falls; three sisters, Marietta (Ralph) Simmons of Mason, Beverly (Paul) Schrader of Lake George, Minn. and Linda (Jerry) Babb of Freeport; two brothers, Murrell Bass of Sterling and Raymond (Martha) Bass of Tampico; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave. in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will be at Coloma Township Cemetery.

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