WEST MILTON - Herbert Cleo Bliss, 89, of West Milton, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013 at his daughters residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born February 22, 1924 in Verona, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Martha Bliss; beloved wife, Virginia Ruth (Neil) Bliss; son, Fred Scott; brother, Floyd Bliss; and sister, Iva Geeting.
He is survived by his son and daughters-in-law, Vernon and Sharon Bliss of West Milton and Marla Scott of Florida; daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Dennis Frantz of West Milton, Lois and Jack Lipker of Ormond Beach, Fla., Charlene Lawson of Menifee, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Pauline Richter.
Herbert served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II, retired from the U.S. Postal Service, was a longtime member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church of Phillipsburg, a member of Grace Emanuel Church of Ormond Beach, Postal Retirees Club and enjoyed fishing, gardening and baking.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 44 E. Main St., Phillipsburg, with Pastor Todd Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery. Military Honors will be held at the graveside. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton.
If so desired, contributions may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.