Mark Edward Bass, 76, of Benton Harbor passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 22, 2021.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 10 AM – 12 Noon at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman. In lieu of flowers, please consider celebrating Mark’s support of the American Heart Association with a donation to Team Bass. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.
Mark was born in Benton Harbor on December 17, 1944 and grew up with his brother Floyd (Higi) Bass and two sisters (Janice McAlpine and Joyce Edwards), in Benton Harbor, MI. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1963, and later attained degrees in Information Technology from both Merritt College in Oakland, CA and Indiana University. Mark worked for Kirschenbaum's United Bag company and then Midwest Steel Corporation in South Bend, Indiana as an I/T help desk operator for over 20 years of dedicated service eventually retiring at the age of 60.
Mark was an avid sports fan, loved traveling, and documenting events with his trusty camcorder. He also enjoyed taking his kids on summer adventures, walking along Lake Michigan, finding parts for his vintage VW Vanagons and creating tribute DVD’s to remember family members and special events. Nothing gave him more joy than creating a video record to reminisce on. He also delighted in participating in the Bass Bar Crawl in Richfield, MN and donating to heart research in memory of his son Jason.
Survived by his loving daughter Karla (Geoff Cornwell), grandson Jace Parker Cornwell, sister Joyce Edwards, niece Julie (Tim) Enders, great nephews Jeremy Edwards, Tommy Edwards and Ben Enders and great niece Jessica Enders. Preceded in death by parents Lena Marie (Austin) and Floyd Bass, son Jason E Bass, brother, Floyd (Higi) Bass, and sister Janice McAlpine.