Bruce Bass

 Bruce (Skippy) Bass, 72, of Arnolds Park passed away on Saturday, February 20th, at Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Iowa.

A celebration of life for Bruce will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be left at

 Bruce William Bass was born August 8, 1948 in Storm Lake, Iowa to Charles and Virginia (Denman) Bass. After graduating from high school, he earned his bachelor’s degree at Cal State Fullerton. On March 4, 1975 Bruce married Jan Bullis in Norfolk, Nebraska. During his 37 years at IBP/Tyson Foods Bruce worked his way through the cattle buying division becoming Vice President of Cattle Procurement.

In his free time Bruce enjoyed a round of golf, boating, cooking and his pets. The thing he enjoyed most, however, was sharing his love and generosity with his family. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Marcus, Iowa.

Bruce is preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Jan of Arnolds Park; Son Sam Bass; Daughter Holly (Jeff) Shiffgen-Whitaker; Granddaughters Madeleine and Hallie Whitaker; and Grand dog Sydney.

In lieu of flowers the Bass family would like to request that you consider a donation to the Humane Society of Northwest Iowa.