Phillip L. “Phil” Bliss

Phillip L. “Phil” Bliss

March 25, 1936 – April 19, 2019

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph McClain and M. Janet Schroeder Bliss; brother, Charles Bliss; wife, Marcia (Johnson) Bliss, mother of his sons, Bayard, Lance and Doug. He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Bliss; sons, Bayard “Bo” (Joan), Lance (Annette), Douglas, and Steven (Marcia); daughter, Jane (B.J.); fifteen loved and loving grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many cherished friends.

Born in Topeka, Kansas, he lived most of his life in Tekamah, Nebraska. He graduated from Tekamah High School in 1954 and attended Wesleyan University and Kansas University. He moved to Omaha in 1984.  A lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah, he was also a member of Tekamah Jaycees and Lyons Club and Cosmopolitan Club International.

SERVICES: Wednesday, April 24th at 2pm at the West Center Chapel. Interment: Tekamah, NE.  Memorials are suggested to Tekamah First Presbyterian Church, or Endless Journey Hospice.


  • Lisa Neemann Schuetze Posted April 20, 2019 8:09 am

    Peggy and family, sending our sympathy To you at Phil’s passing. I have so many fond memories of him as I grew up and early in my married life. He always had such a presence and wickedly funny sense of humor. You were often like my second set of parents and wonderful friends to Mom and Dad. May Phil Rest with the angels. May all the memories from family and friends bring peace and comfort to you these days. Love….Gary and Lisa Schuetze

  • Claude L Smith Posted April 22, 2019 8:36 am

    Sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. And now a new adventure begins.

  • Paula A Lenz Posted April 22, 2019 2:59 pm

    BJ and Jane Vlcek:
    We are so saddened for you at the loss of your father-in-law/father. We are here for you. Sincere prayers for you and your family, especially your Mom – Jane.
    Paula and Vince

  • Paula A Lenz Posted April 22, 2019 3:23 pm

    BJ and Jane Vlcek,
    We are so very saddened for your loss, especially for you and your Mom, Jane. Know that we are here for you.
    Love and prayers.
    Paula and Vince Lenz

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