Funeral services for Raymond E. Blass, 86, of Early, were held Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early. Father Patrick O'Kane officiated the 10:30 a.m. service.
Pallbearers were Brian Blass, Mike Dick, Nick Cox, Steve Determan, Doug Blass and Jim Landgraf. Honorary bearers were Lisa Dunahoo, Cindy Blass, Angie Blass, Jenny Blass, Beth Blass, Mitchell Cox and Laura Cox. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Early.
Mr. Blass passed away on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Odebolt. Farber & Otteman Funeral Home of Sac City was in charge of the arrangements.
Raymond E. Blass, the son of Chris and Elizabeth (Bettin) Blass, was born July 19, 1914 in Sac County. He attended Early Elementary School and graduated from Early High School in 1932.
On May 29, 1941, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Mae Landgraf at the Sacred Heart Church in Early. The couple lived their entire married life on their farm four miles south of Early, until three years ago, when Mr. Blass entered the Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center and his wife also moved to Odebolt.
Mr. Blass was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, a Board of Directors member of the Early Farmers Coop and for many years, a trustee of B.V. Township, serving on the election board.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Dorothy and Delores.
Mr. Blass is survived by his wife Dorothy Mae; three sons and their wives: Donald and Rita of Albuquerque, N.M., Robert and Joyce of Chariton and Gene and Pat of Aurora, Colo.; one daughter and her husband Sue and Gerome Cox of Hudson, Fla.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives: George and Jean Blass and Del and Jackie Blass, all of Early; one sister Marjorie Blass of Denver, Colo; many other relatives and friends.