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Geri Bliss
September 1, 1935 - May 29, 2017

Geraldine “Geri” Bliss (1935-2017)

Geri, 81, of Lakeville, MN, formerly of Oelwein and Fairbank, died Monday, May 29th, 2017, in her home in Lakeville, MN., surrounded by family and loved ones.

Geri was born September 1, 1935, in Fairbank Iowa, daughter of Edgar and Helen Overmann-Shannon.  She graduated High School in 1953 from the Immaculate Conception High School in Fairbank and attended the Paris Beauty Academy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.   She married Norman “Pete” Bliss on August 24th, 1957, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbank.  She held a variety of jobs over the years in the Oelwein area.

Survivors: (2) daughters, Debbie Miller (Dave Williams) Prescott, WI, Nancy Bliss (Scott Cramond and his children) Elko, MN (2) sons, Tim Bliss of Eden Prairie, MN, and Mike Bliss of Burnsville, MN and extended family.

5 Grandchildren: Amanda (Paul) Johnson, Nathan (Alissa) Miller, Derek Bliss, Dustin Bliss and Danielle Bliss, 7 Great Grandchildren:  Brooklynne, Genevieve and Braxton Miller; Charlie, Zachary and Peter Johnson; and Lexi Lazaretti

She is preceded in death by her husband Norman “Pete” Bliss, parents, Edgar and Helen Shannon, a brother Gilbert and Fay Thomas (Tom) Shannon, sisters Donna Loftus, and Joan Shannon.

The family will celebrate Geri’s life at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein, on Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 10:30 AM.   


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Judi Mooney on August 23, 2017 at 6:58 PM said:

Tim,Mike, Nancy, Deb I'm so sad and sorry for your loss. I have never met a nicer or more kinder lady than your Mom. She made a person feel like ya knew her forever. Always or should I say often had nice vsits at the cabin on Granite Lake. Memories are a God's scent. Love Judi
Beverly Devol (Loftus) on August 23, 2017 at 5:08 PM said:

Tim,Mike,Deb and Nancy,I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I sure miss hearing from her. Lot's of great memory's of all us. Take care of each other. Don't forget the little people in California. Love you all, Your cousin Beverly.
Larry & Wilda Bark on August 23, 2017 at 3:52 PM said:

Still miss her & think of her often. All the years & things we have done. I hope u took her on a lot of adventures. C u Saturday.
Bernie Morrill on July 17, 2017 at 11:58 AM said:

This fun and crazy lady will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Friends our entire lives she was always there when I needed a shoulder to cry on or a pep talk to get up and get going.
Tom & Lisa Wilson on June 2, 2017 at 6:45 PM said:

Tim and family we are very sorry for the loss of your mother our prays and thoughts are with you all!
Lyle and Nancy Miller on June 2, 2017 at 3:40 PM said:

Will miss Jeri. Great sense of humor & something to say. Our thoughts are with you.

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