AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Ray Bliss, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Signe and Olivia’s in rural Ogilvie. He was 82 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ernest Raymond “Ray” Bliss, formerly of Mora, passed away on March 16, 2016 at Signe & Olivia’s Assisted Living in Ogilvie. He was 83 years old.
Ray was born May 31, 1932 to Ernest Ferdinand and Eunice Bernice (Swanson) Bliss at Bruno, MN. Ray spent his early childhood in Greeley, MN. The family moved to Rush City where Ray attended school. He graduated from Rush City High School in 1950. Ray married Lois Kranz on July 1, 1958 and together they raised their four children. Ray and Lois were married for 65 years.
Following high school, Ray worked at several different jobs. He was a milk man for quite a while and worked at Cambridge Launderers and Cleaners for 42 years. Ray loved working with everyone at Cambridge Launderers and Cleaners, especially Bob and Paul. After his stroke on June 16, 2010, Ray could no longer work and it was at that time that he moved to Signe and Olivia’s.
Ray enjoyed many hobbies. In 1959, he played third baseman on the softball team from Harris. He loved to play and thoroughly enjoyed that experience. He also enjoyed skiing in the winter and riding his bike in the summer. He rode his bicycle quite a long distance, making trips to Rush City, Mora and other places. Ray loved to garden and he enjoyed making many things with wood, such as sleds and wagons. In recent years, he attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marlys Lindquist.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; sons, Scott (Michelle), Tim (Louise), Terry (Kathy) and Jon; grandchildren, Matthew, Nickolaus (Felicia), Mitchell, Karesca, Anthony, Stephen, Addyson, Amelia; and brother, Lowell Bliss. Many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends also survive.