Bliss, Evonne Gail 89, Bloomington, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 in Wealshire of Bloomington Assisted Living. She was born on June 14, 1933 in Minneapolis to Elton and Beatrice Bjorklund. She grew up in Mpls and attended West High School. On September 11, 1954, Evonne married Rolland Duane Bliss in Mpls. They lived in Oakland, CA for the first year and then moved to St. Cloud while Duane attended school and Evonne worked as a secretary in the mayor's office. After living in Hopkins for a short time, Duane and Evonne made their home in Bloomington. Evonne was a very social person and enjoyed being part of Welcome Wagon and volunteering at Olson Jr. High. After her kids were older, Evonne began her real estate career with Barton Realty and later Edina Realty where she excelled and became a top producer in real estate sales. Evonne encouraged her son to become an agent as well and also only showed her children houses in Bloomington so they could have a great place to live! Evonne loved being around her family and especially loved the times with her grandchildren and supporting them in their sporting activities. Cabin life on Big Pine Lake near Garrison created many memories for the family. Duane and Evonne also made many trips to Vegas and loved taking in Bingo or a good meat raffle at the VFW or American Legion near their cabin. During the past several years, Evonne resided at Wealshire of Bloomington where the staff cared for her incredibly well and gave her a great place to live. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rolland Duane Bliss in 2018; parents: Elton and Beatrice Bjorklund; step-mother: Marion Bjorklund; and an infant sister: Beatrice. Evonne will be lovingly remembered by her 3 children: Bill Bliss, Kathy Benson, and Karen (Doug) McClain all of Bloomington; 7 grandchildren: Adam (Samantha) Benson, Mitch (Becky) Benson, Aaron (Ashley) Bliss, Kyle (Nicole) Benson, Blake (Kassie) Benson, Douglas (Aria) McClain, and Mara McClain; 16 great grandchildren; 3 sisters: Jeanne (Dave) Meyers of Bloomington, Linda (Tom Blanck) Bjorklund of Prescott, WI, and Karin (Dave) Berg of Alexandria; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 10 am until the 11 am funeral on Monday, September 26, 2022 at Washburn- McReavy Funeral Home, 2300 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. Burial will be on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 12:30 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls, Assembly Area #4. Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski 218-485-4429

Published on September 25, 2022

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