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EDWARD CARL BLISS

August 27, 1928 ~ July 23, 2021 (age 92)

Obituary

Edward Carl Bliss, 92 passed away peacefully at the Platte County Legacy Home on Friday, July 23, 2021 in Wheatland, Wyoming.

Born August 27, 1928 to Frank and Meta (Schulz) Bliss in Wheatland.  His family lived southeast of Chugwater, Wyoming on Windmill Road.  In 1936 they moved southwest of Chugwater on Chalkhill Road near Little Bear Community where they purchased land and raised sheep and later on cattle.

Carl graduated from Chugwater High School in 1946 and then attended the University of Wyoming, earning his bachelor's degree in agriculture.  While there he was on the livestock judging team, became an avid UW fan, and always cheered the University of Wyoming Cowboys on.

Carl enlisted in the United States Army in 1952.  He served on active duty in Korea until 1954.  He transferred to the Army Reserves and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1960.  

Returning back to the ranch Carl was the caretaker of his Grandpa Schulz and of his parents as well as operating the ranch.  Carl was an expert welder and loved fabricating all sorts of things from scrap metal.  He loved to fix and tinker on machinery and work his angus cattle herd.  Carl’s dogs, throughout the years, were the spark of his life, buying them ice cream cones when they would go to town!

Carl loved family gatherings, playing cards (Pitch) until midnight along with a little chokecherry wine his grandpa Schulz always made.

Carl retired from ranching and moved to Wheatland where he enjoyed visiting with everyone. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John (Darlene) Bliss; and auntie and Unk Gard. 

He is survived by his nieces, Peggy (Brad) Hovey of Riverview, Florida, Terri (Jim) Huck of Cheyenne, Wyoming, a loving extended family, and innumerable friends.  His kind, loving manner will be remembered by everyone.

A celebration of Carl’s life will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Catholic Church Hall in Chugwater.  Come visit and have a cookie or two.

 

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