LaMar J. Bloss, 84

Published 6:15pm Sunday, April 28, 2013

Born: Nov. 26, 1928

Died: April 27, 2013

LaMar J. Bloss, 84, of Dowagiac, formerly of Elkhart, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, in the 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 Dec. 24, 1947, in Elkhart, Ind. She preceded him in death in 2010. He was also preceded 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, Amy (fiance Josh Bachman) Bloss, of Bristol; and two great-grandchildren for now, Anthony Rodriguez and 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, 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 gather Tuesday, April 30,  from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 in 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. Please share a memory or a message at



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