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LaMar J. Bloss

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Nov. 26, 1928 - April 27, 2013

DOWAGIAC, Mich. — LaMar J. Bloss, 84, of Dowagiac, formerly of Elkhart, Ind., died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

LaMar was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Vistula, Ind., to Joe and Neoda (Sommers) Bloss. He married Betty Ruth Meert on Dec. 24, 1947, in Elkhart. She preceded him in death in 2010.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Leonard Bloss; two sisters, Norma Holdread and Loanne Morrison; one brother, Lester Carl Bloss; one sister-in-law, Mary Schaeffer; and three brothers-in-law, Curtis Holdread, Larry Mulder and Jack Meert. LaMar served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He is a retired cemetery caretaker for the city of Elkhart. He was a member of Vistula Christian Church in Bristol, Ind. LaMar enjoyed antiques, raising flowers and traveling. He loved to read.

LaMar will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by one daughter, Jane (David) Davis of Edwardsburg; two sons, Charles (Penny) Bloss of Cassopolis and Tim (Robin) Bloss of Dowagiac; five grandchildren, “L’il” David Davis II of Cassopolis, Joseph Davis of Chicago, Dina Rodriguez of Elkhart, Korey (Jenny) Bloss of Constantine and Amy (fiance’ Josh Bachman) Bloss of Bristol; two great-grandchildren for now, Anthony Rodriguez, Kaylee Bloss, and a new baby coming in November; one brother, Doyle (Dallis) Bloss of Elkhart; one brother-in-law, Robert Morrison of Vandalia; five sisters-in-law, Shirley (Donald) Griffin of Hastings, Nancy Mulder of Otsego, Judy (Jon) Nieuwenhuis of Plainwell, Sally (Lynn) Lukins of Kalamazoo and Marilyn Meert of Plainwell; two brothers-in-law, Eugene (Kathy) Meert of Plainwell and Larry (Kathy) Meert of Kalamazoo; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, until the time of service at 2 p.m. at Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 N. Broadway St., Cassopolis, with Pastor Jeff Oliver officiating. Military honors will be under the auspices of the combined Honor Guard of Lt. William E. Lozier VFW Post 10704 and Efton James American Legion Post 206, Cassopolis. Mr. Bloss’s remains will be laid to rest next to his late wife, Betty Ruth Bloss, in Adamsville Cemetery, Adamsville.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.

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