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2013 August 3: Richard C. Bliss

Richard C. Bliss, 74, of Springfield, died at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.


Richard was born on July 22, 1939 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of H.C. and Doris Bliss. He married Jane McAleece on January 2, 1965 in Dubuque. IA.


Richard earned his Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy and was a proud alumnus of North Dakota State University in Fargo. Dick was a pharmacist for Osco Drug and later a store manager in the Champaign market.


He is survived by his wife, Jane Bliss of Springfield; sons, Richard (wife, Laura) Bliss Jr. of Ely, IA, Timothy (wife, Joanna) Bliss of Atlanta, GA, and Michael Bliss and Steven Bliss, both of Springfield; two daughters, Geralyn Bliss of Springfield and Catherine (husband, Michael E.) Wenzel of Buffalo Grove, IL; four grandchildren, Josephine and Alexander Bliss, Andrew Bliss, and David Wenzel; brother, Allin (wife, Nancy) Bliss of Dubuque, IA

Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.


Memorial Mass: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Church of the Little Flower, 800 Stevenson Dr., Springfield with Fr. Charles Edwards, celebrant. Burial will be held at a later date in Dubuque, IA.


Memorial contributions may be made to: American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Ln., Springfield, IL 62707.

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