Ronald F. "Ron" Bliss, 71, of Andrew, Iowa, passed away on Thursday morning, March 29, 2018, in Bellevue, Iowa.
A celebration of Ron's life will be held at 10 A.M., Monday, April 2, 2018, at Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 P.M. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be in the Andrew, IA Cemetery.
Ronald Frederick Bliss was born on October 7, 1946 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Frederick and Arlene (Current) Bliss. He was a 1964 graduate of Andrew Community High School and then served six years in the Army Reserves. He married Carol Jean Graves on April 3, 1966 in Andrew, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Alan and Kim.
Ron first worked for McMurray Farms, then Clinton Engines in Maquoketa, and later for International Harvester. He lastly worked as a truck driver for Darling (formerly National By-Products) in Clinton for over 44 years, retiring in 2012.
Ron was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew. He loved the outdoors and would go fishing any chance he could. He also enjoyed racecar driving for 14 years, playing softball, and coon hunting. He was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago sports teams including the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Bears, and Black Hawks.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Carol Bliss of Andrew, IA; children, Alan (Lisa) Bliss of Andrew, IA, and Kim (Troy) Hingtgen of Andrew, IA; 3 grandchildren, Ashlee (Keith) DeMoss, Ryan Hingtgen and Cale Hingtgen; 2 great-grandchildren, Jadyn DeMoss and Kamryn DeMoss; a brother, James (Cindy) Bliss of LaMotte, IA; a sister, Diane (Rick) Gerischer of Maquoketa, IA; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father Oscar Duhme, and one infant son, Chad Ronald Bliss.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Ronald F. "Ron" Bliss memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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Sorry to hear about Ron, he could always put a smile on my face. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Carol and Family.........Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I know he will be missed. Richard and Pep Tracy
We are so sorry to hear about Ron, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Ron was a great guy and the few times I fished with him I enjoyed it greatly.
He will me missed by all
Alvin & Shirley Barker
I was so sorry to hear of Ron's passing, Carol. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family! You and Ron were always the best neighbors to my mother and brother, and more recently in helping my sister Jean. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.
Our condolences to the family for Ron, so sorry, we were always glad to see him at hunting season, enjoyed his visits and the fish he'd give us for letting him hunt, will be sadly missed! Thoughts and prayers from us to you. Bob, Terry, Dale and Mary Eggers
Carol and family so sorry for your loss I know how he loved his dogs and remembered him playing softball. He was doing what he loved when he was called home.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron and Rue Storlie
John and I will always remember Ron and Alan coming into our bait shop (Keil's) and fishing our tournaments. We were sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Our sympathy to the family. John and Jill Ruggeberg
Ronnie was a great friend to me and will be greatly missed. We had wonderful times together on the river and I will never forget him and the memories I hold. I'm sure that as Ronnie resides in heaven that he is hauling in trophy fish after trophy fish and will always catch his limit.
Carol, we are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Are prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord be with you and give you His comfort and strength.
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