Joette L. Bliss

JOETTE L. BLISS, age 61 of Waterville died on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Pleasant Manor in Faribault.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 28, 1956, Joette was the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Jennings) Kirk.  She graduated from Simley High School in 1974.  Following her graduation, she married her best friend, Martin “Marty” Bliss Sr.  Due to the fact Marty enlisted in the Air Force, they found themselves in Grand Forks, ND.  After his discharge from the military, they moved to Vermillion, MN for the next 15 years before moving to Waterville for the last 18.  She was a reserved woman that loved helping others, music, drawing and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her parents, Joe and Alice Kirk; two children, Christina Bliss and her children, Jesse, Justine, and Emmit and Martin “Bud” (Susan) Bliss Jr. and their children Ivy & Gage; two brothers, Dan (Michelle) Kirk and Sam (Sheri) Kirk; three brothers-in-law, Ron Bliss, Mike (Val) Bliss and Joe (Joni) Bliss; her parents-in-law, Pearley and Bev Bliss; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin “Marty” Bliss Sr. and her sister, Michelle “Shelly” Kirk.

Visitation will be held at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waterville on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1-4 PM.     Interment will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:05 AM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.


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