LITTLE FALLS -- John Block, 96, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
He was born July 31, 1904, in Agram Township to Gerhard and Mary (Leeb) Block. He farmed for the first half of his life in Agram Township. He married Elaine Flicker on June 16, 1953, in Pierz. That same year, they moved to Little Falls. In 1955, he started working at Hennepin Paper Co. He retired in 1970. Following his retirement, he worked as a custodian at St. Mary's Catholic Church and school in Little Falls. He was a retired member of UMWA Local 12571.
Survivors include his wife, Little Falls; a son, Gary Block, Little Falls, and five grandchildren.
Four brothers, Walter, Ernie, Otto and George; and four sisters, Millie, Liz, Jule and Mayme, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls with Father Nick Landsberger officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Brenny-Simonet Funeral Home East Chapel in Little Falls and from 9 a.m. until the service hour Friday at the funeral home. Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m.
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