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Avis Helen (Mrs. Robert C.) Bliss, age 94, of Faribault, died on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Keystone Communities of Faribault.

Private services will be held for the family.

Avis Helen, the daughter of Oscar and Stella (Hoglund) Elmquist, was born on September 26, 1920 in Willmar. She graduated from Willmar High School and the University of Minnesota Business School. Avis married Robert C. "Bob" Bliss on September 3, 1942 in Willmar. He preceded her in death on January 1, 2008. Together with her husband, they owned and operated Bliss Ford of Faribault for many years. Avis and her family were very active in raising quarter horses. She also loved gardening.

She is survived by four children, Robert D. Bliss of Faribault, Richard (and Gail) Bliss of Excelsior, Jan Harrison of Maple Grove and Jeffrey Bliss of Faribault; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; and one brother, Donald Elmquist.

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Name: Ron & Marlene Dwyer
Email: rj6246@msn.com
Date: Wednesday December 03, 2014


Sorry to learn about Avis passing away. We were neighbors, friends and business associates since 1968. We won't forget Avis or RC.

Name: Steve and Ann Bicknase
Email: sbicknase@cox.net
Date: Sunday November 30, 2014


To the family of Avis, our sincerest sympathy to you at this of mourning. I know it's been a rough 5-6 years with the change in Avis's health. I always remember her being in the office first downtown and then out on the highway. She always had a smile and a cheerful Hello when I would drop in. I greatly enjoyed the year that her and Bob let me go along to the State Fair horse show on a school night. That was really neat and an educational experience. She keep the yard mowed and the flowers so beautiful on your ranch. Avis was a very special sweet lady. Hold onto the fond memories and let the rest be buried with her. May God's Blessings be with you during this difficult time.

Name: Mavis and Steven Twiehoff
Email: sbicknase@cox.net
Date: Sunday November 30, 2014


To Bobby, Rick, Janet, Jeff and families. Our deepest sympathy to each of you on the loss of Avis. She put up quite a battle. She was such a sweet, hardworking and caring individual. She will surely be missed by each of you. We have many fond memories of her working in the flower gardens and keeping the yard in perfect shape. Our thought's and prayers go out to you at this time. Steve leaves Tues for Arizona. See you in the spring.