Richard C. BLISS

Richard C. Bliss

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Richard C. Bliss, 74, died at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

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

Richard earned his Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy and was a proud alumnus of North Dakota State University in Fargo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Bliss of Springfield; sons, Richard (wife, Laura) Bliss Jr. of Ely, Iowa, 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, Ill.; four grandchildren: Josephine and Alexander Bliss, Andrew Bliss and David Wenzel; and brother, Allin (wife, Nancy) Bliss of Dubuque, Iowa.

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

Memorial Mass: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 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.

Memorials may be made to the , 3000 Kelly Ln., Springfield, IL 62707.

The family of Richard C. Bliss is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Please visit to offer your condolences.

Funeral Home

Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home
900 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 544-4646

Published in The State Journal-Register on Aug. 7, 2013