DeForest/Windsor- Dorothy Jane Bass, age 98, passed away on July 15, 2014 at Parkside Assisted Living in Windsor.

Dorothy was born on June 27, 1916 to Ansel and Elsie (Cobb) Atwater in Barron, WI. She graduated from Rosendale High School in 1933. She was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Clifford Bass, on July 10, 1938 in Ripon. They moved to Dallas, WI, in 1940 and lived there until moving to DeForest in 1968.

Dorothy was very active in the Dallas Methodist Church, directing the choir and teaching Sunday and Bible School. She was an avid golfer and a great homemaker- her chocolate chip cookies were known as the best ever! Upon moving to DeForest,

Dorothy became the secretary to the high school principal and an active member of the United Church of Christ.

Survivors include her three children, Jerry (Ellie) Bass of Port Orange, FL, Pat (Bob) Bussan of Ft. Myers FL, and Steve (Kathy) Bass of Madison; six grandchildren, Kristi, Tricia, Stephanie, Jason, Melissa, and Angie; ten great-grandchildren, Brandon, Bryant, Kelsi, Sarah, Danielle, Lexi, Camille, Kate, Alissa and Eden; three great-great-grandchildren; sister Nancy (Allison) English of Merrill; as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 62 years, Clifford; her brother Don Atwater, sisters Marge Lawson and Mary Gloyd; and great-granddaughter Briana Wegman.

A special thanks to the staffs at Parkside and Agrace HospiceCare. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at WINDSOR UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST. Friends may call at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will follow at Windsor Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Windsor United Church of Christ or Agrace HospiceCare.