DeWayne “Dewey” G. Bliss
June 14, 1946 – November 26, 2010
DeWayne Gilbert Bliss was born in Canby, MN to Gilbert and Arlyn (Helgemo) Bliss on June 14, 1946. He attended school and graduated from Canby High School. He also attended and received a degree in heavy equipment from the vocational school in Staples, MN.
DeWayne enlisted in the US Army and proudly served from 1967-1969 with a one year tour of duty in Vietnam. He was a very proud Army Veteran.
He married Bev Jepp on April 4, 1970, in Sioux Falls, SD. They farmed near Canby until 1984 when they moved to Custer, SD. DeWayne worked a number of years for the Custer County Highway Department before retiring due to health issues. The family moved to Brandon in 2006.
When his health issues became severe, DeWayne resided in several care facilities; Custer Regional Senior Care, Johnson Memorial VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, Helping Hands Assisted Living in Brandon and since 2009, Good Samaritan Nursing Home of Lennox.
DeWayne especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping in his younger years. He also enjoyed his family and was a very proud grandpa.
Memorial services will be held at 4:00 pm, Friday, December 3, 2010 at Heartland Funeral Home of Brandon with Pastor Phil Larsen & Rev. Allan Holte officiating. Visitation will begin at 3:00 pm with family present.
DeWayne is survived by his wife Beverly of Brandon, daughters Marissa (Jay) Shook, Edgemont, SD & Denise (Tim) Jones, San Diego, CA; four grandchildren, JR, Lexee, & Wyatt Bliss and Isaiah Jones; father, Gilbert (Gerda), Canby, MN; brother, Paul (Linda), Brookings, SD.
DeWayne was preceded in death by his mother.