67, of Delton, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones Sunday, April 29, 2018 at home. Blas was born April 1, 1951 in Plainwell, the son of Ruben and Guadalupe (Angel) Liceaga. On April 11, 1970, Blas married the love of his life, the former Cathy Bishop who survives. Together they had two children, Anna (Jerry) Cox of Delton and Rico (Christine) Liceaga of Plainwell. Blas was also blessed with five grandchildren: Angel Liceaga, Cameron Liceaga, Sophia Cox, Ty Cox, and Brandon DeVos'. Blas was blessed to be a part of a large, loving family consisting of ten brothers and sisters: Dominic (Christina) Delgado, Mary Ellen (Michael) Neito, Esther (Margarito) Colegio, Ruben (Pam) Liceaga, Manuela (Bill) Severson, Alexander (Carol) Liceaga, Elivara (Jr.) Reyna, Linda (Mike) Boyce, Antonio (Robin) Liceaga, and John (Dana) Liceaga, and many nieces and nephews. Blas was preceded in death by his parents, his son in law: Jerry Cox, a nephew: Ric Swinehart, a niece: Christina Liceaga, his father in law: Johnnie (Diane) Bishop, and his mother in law; Gwen Klahn. Blas was a loyal employee of Graphic Packaging for twenty-seven years, and he was also a friend of Bill W. and an active and faithful member of all the activities. Blas enjoyed fishing. He instilled the value of education being a priority to his grandchildren. He loved watching and cheering on his family in whatever they liked to do. Blas's family will receive friends, Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 to 12:00 PM at Thornapple Valley Church, 2750 S. M-43 Highway, Hastings, where his memorial service will be conducted at 12:00 PM. A luncheon will follow the service. Private burial will take place in Cedar Creek Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions to St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Blas's family. Arrangements by Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton.