Robert Emerson Bliss passed peacefully into the presence of Jesus, on December 17, 2022. A visitation will be held on Wednesday December 28, 2022 at 9-10 am with funeral service following at 10-11 am at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit, MO. Internment will follow at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grain Valley, MO.
Robert was born on June 6, 1928 in McClure OH to Emerson and Winifred (Kistner) Bliss. Robert spent his early years on the farm in Ohio and entered Bible college in Minneapolis, MN at the age of 16. After graduating Bible College, he entered Bethel Bible College as a music major. He met the love of his life, Erma Elaine Ulander, and they were soon married on June 16, 1951. They were blessed with 71 years of marriage before Erma’s death on July 1, 2022.
Robert enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean conflict and was stationed in Puerto Rico. After returning to the states, Robert (Bob) and Erma settled in Denver, CO where Bob worked in the General Motors Parts Division Warehouse for 30 years. Bob had a passion for photography and especially showcasing God’s beautiful creation as he and Erma’s travels took them to all 7 continents and all 50 states. Several of those trips were shared with their children and grandchildren. Their faith and friendships formed at church were always a significant part of their lives throughout their marriage.
Robert leaves behind his three daughters, Linda (Mark) Snyder, Darlene (Rick) Rieder, and Karna (Jeff) Binkley as well as 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He also leaves his 5 brothers, Charles (Dale) Bliss, John Morris Bliss, Nathan Bliss, Ted Bliss, and Darrel (Crystal) Bliss as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his beloved wife Erma of 71 years, his parents, grandson Steven Snyder and great-granddaughter Joella Conrad.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Interlink Ministries, Jim and Karen Esson or Samaritan’s Purse.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.