MARILYN J. BLISS, 80, of New Haven, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at New Haven Care & Rehabilitation Center. Born on May 25, 1931 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Herman L. and Ethel (Simon) Krouse. On Dec. 2, 1949 she married Gaylord R. “Andy” Bliss. He survives in New Haven. Also surviving are her children, Susan (Timothy) Laughlin of New Haven, Ind., Kathryn (Edward) Arizmendi of Tucson, Ariz., Rev. David (Jill) Bliss of Bucyrus, Ohio, and Gregory Bliss of Fort Wayne, Ind.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Krouse. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Gerald Krouse. Private family services will be held at Bohn Chapel in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Burial at Lindenwood Cemetery and her son, Rev. David Bliss will conduct the services. Memorials to Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana, 4919 Coldwater Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Online condolences may be submitted to the family at

POSTED: 01/08/12 at 9:21 am. FILED UNDER: Obits