Duane “Dewey” Bliss, 62, of Redwood Falls died Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, from 4 until 7 p.m., at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and will continue on Thursday, from 10 until 11 a.m., at the church.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Duane Clark Bliss, the son of Daryl “Bud” and Cleona (Kaseforth) Bliss, was born September 23, 1955 in Redwood Falls. He grew up in Seaforth and received his elementary education in Seaforth and Wabasso Elementary schools. Dewey graduated from Wabasso High School and then attended Jackson and Willmar Vocational Technical Institutes.
Dewey worked in the electronics field in Hobbs, New Mexico and later returned to Minnesota and was employed as a janitor at Wabasso Public School. He worked at Harrahs in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and then Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel. Dewey then started driving semi’s – which was his passion. He most recently worked for Viessmann Trucking.
Dewey enjoyed traveling and visiting with friends and family. He was truly blessed with wonderful friends, cousins, and neighbors.
Dewey is survived by his sister Bette Bliss of Seaforth; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Cleona Bliss
Blessed be his memory.