Milan "Bob" F. Blessing, 94, of rural Fort Wayne, passed away on March 18, 2020, at his home near Arcola.\nBorn in Fort Wayne, on July 8, 1925, to the late Fred and Georgia (Valentine) Blessing. He spent his formative years in Arcola, graduating from Arcola High School in 1944.\nMilan was married to Helen Busche in Fort Wayne, on June 14, 1947. The couple moved to their present home in 1979.\nHe owned and operated Blessing Farms Brown Swiss and Blessing's Milk Transport. He also was a basketball referee for many years.\nA lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lake Township, he served in several administrative positions at the church. He was also a member of the Allen County Farm Bureau, Arcola Lions Club and served for many years on the board of directors of the National Brown Swiss Association. He also served on the original finance committee for Northwest Allen County Schools.\nMilan never knew a stranger, and if you were new to him it didn't take long for you to become friends.\nMilan is survived by his wife of 72 years, Helen Blessing; two sons, Steven (Rosalie) Blessing and Stanton (Brenda) Blessing; three daughters, Sandra (William) Werling, Sheryl (Steven) Baker and Shirley (Lonnie) Caffee; 11 grandchildren, Jonathon (Traci), Joseph (Heidi), Jason (Erika) Werling, Dana (Kyle) Schroeder, Brian (Christine) Blessing, Daniel (Heather) Baker, Amy (Jason) Jagger, Angela (Andrew) Lengerich, Brett (Lacey) Caffee, Addie (Austin) Shoppell and Caid (Marissa) Blessing; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.\nIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Schaefer and Gaynel Graft; a brother, Kenneth Blessing.\nAt this time there will only be private family services. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.\nBurial taking place at Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.\nIn Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church, Lake Township or Heartland Hospice.\nOnline note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.