R. C. “BOB” BLISS

R.C. "Bob"

   Robert C. “Bob” Bliss, age 87, of Faribault, died on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at the St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.
   Private services will be held for the family.
   Memorial visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Sunday, January 6, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m.
   Robert Charlson Bliss, the son of Fredrick and Bertha (Charlson) Bliss was born on July 17, 1920 in Buffalo Center, IA. He graduated from Lake Mills High School, Lake Mills, IA and also the University of Minnesota. He served in the R. O T. C. program and also U. S. Navy during W. W. II. He married Avis Helen Elmquist on September 3, 1942 in Willmar. R. C. owned and operated R. C. Bliss Ford of Faribault for 47 years. He served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Minnesota Auto Dealers Association. Bob also served on the National and Minnesota Board of Directors for the Quarter Horse Association and he served as President of the Minnesota Association.
   Bob’s family expresses deep appreciation to the Faribault Area Hospice for their assistance in his care.
   He is survived by his wife, Avis; four children, Robert D. Bliss of Mankato; Richard (and Gail) Bliss of Excelsior, Jan Harrison of Maple Grove and Jeffrey (and Paula) Bliss of Faribault; seven grandchildren, Katie, Rachel, Anne, Garrett, Haily, Braden Bliss and Nicole (and Dan) McDonald; one great granddaughter, Aubrey McDonald; three siblings, Lois (and Chuck) Brodine of Bethesda, MA, David (and Carole) Bliss of Independence, MO and Helen (and David) Appleby of Columbus, OH.
   He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gerald Bliss.
   Memorial gifts may be directed to Faribault Area Hospice.
   Visit boldtfuneralhome.com for information & guest book.
   


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below


Name:
Ward Bisping
Email:
bispingw@msn.com
Date:
Tuesday January 08, 2008

Memories

To Rick, Bob Jr., Janet and the Bliss family. I was very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I remember when you first moved here many years ago and the tremendous contribution made to the community through the years. My sympathy and condolences to all of you.


Name:
Betsy Dunphy Huibregtse
Email:
b.huibreg@gmail.com
Date:
Saturday January 05, 2008

Memories

Dear Bliss family, I wanted to say that am so sorry for your loss.I have some wonderful memories or Bob Bliss,and one of them is he always had a big smile and a great laugh.The Quarter horse world was lucky to have a great guy like Bob.Your are all in my thoughts and prayers.Dick,Marian Dunphy and Herb Alves will welcome their old friend Bob. Betsy Dunphy


Name:
Scott Amundson
Email:
scott@csvending.com
Date:
Wednesday January 02, 2008

Memories

Dear Jeff and Paula, you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need any assistance or help of any kind please dont hesitate to call anytime. Take Care. Scott & Therese Amundson


Name:
Bill Melchert-Dinkel
Email:
wdinkel@hickorytech.net
Date:
Wednesday January 02, 2008

Memories

Jeff and family....our prayers go out to you at this time of loss...may you be comforted by faith and friends, knowing Bob was so well respected for many years here in Faribault...Gods Blessings to you and your family....Bill, Joyce, Mari and Molly