William Bascom

Born in Rural Linn County, IA
Born on Nov 6, 1923
Departed on Dec 4, 2018

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William F. “Bill” Bascom, 95 of Cedar Rapids died Tuesday December 4, 2018 at Prairie Hills Senior Living. Services with Masonic rites at 1:00 PM on Saturday at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a son Scott (Lori) of Marion; and a daughter Teresa (Doug) Chase of Madison, Wisconsin. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren Chad, Lauren, Emily, Zachary, Aaron, Anna and Matthew; and 9 great grandchildren. 

Bill was born on November 6, 1923 in Rural Linn County the son of Verle and Dorothy Weeks Bascom. He married Maxine Gaines on December 1, 1946 in Cedar Rapids. Maxine passed away in 1986. Bill later married Marilyn Haynes on October 24, 1987 in Cedar Rapids. Marilyn passed away in 2013.

Bill worked in quality control at Rockwell-Collin and retired in 1982 after 33 years of service.  He was a longtime member of Trinity St. James United Methodist Church; a 50 year member of  Crescent Masonic Lodge # 25 and proudly served in the Army Signal Corps during WWII.

Bill enjoyed his comradery with friends and staff at Prairie Hills and his bowling companions. He will forever be remembered for his dedication to family, friends, and country. His memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial fund has been established in Bill’s name.