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Walter Eugene "Gene" Bliss, 88, Kokomo, passed away at 10:07 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at his daughter Kathy's home in Danville, Indiana. Gene was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Kokomo, to Neal and Ona (VanMeter) Bliss. He was one of nine children, and all but one brother, Clifford Bliss, preceded Gene in death. He married Bonnie (Walker) Bliss on April 9, 1955, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 2005.
Gene served in the Army during the Korean War. He loved to spend time with his family, fish and work in his flowers.
In addition to his brother, Clifford, he is survived by his children, Katrina (Al) Michael, Mike (Amy) Bliss and Kathy (J.B.) Brown; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo. Entombment will take place in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Gene requested that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on June 27, 2017
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