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Marilyn Bliss

Marilyn J. Bliss, 80, New Haven, Ind., died Saturday, January 7, 2012 at New Haven Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born May 25, 1931, in Ft. Wayne, to Herman L. and Ethel (Simon) Krouse.

She worked at Harding-Dahm Reality in Ft. Wayne for 26 years and was a charter member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Ft. Wayne. She was also a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in LaGrange and spent summers at Lake George.

She was married December 2, 1949 to Gaylord R. “Andy” Bliss. He survives.

Also surviving are four children, Susan (Timothy) Laughlin, New Haven, Ind., Kathryn (Edward) Arizmendi, Tucson, Ariz., Reverend David (Jill) Bliss, Bucyrus, Ohio, and Gregory Bliss, Ft. Wayne; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Krouse.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Krouse.

Private family services will be held at Bohn Chapel in Lindenwood Cemetery, Ft. Wayne with her son, Reverend David Bliss, officiating.

Memorials may be directed to Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana, 4919 Coldwater Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825.

Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral

Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.