PIERZ -- Herbert Block, 83, Pierz, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at his home.
He was born May 27, 1917, in Buckman, to Henry and Magdalena (Sand) Block. He moved with his family to the Lastrup area where he attended a country school. He was assigned to the CC camps during World War II. He married Marceline Tretter on Oct. 21, 1941 in Lastrup. He farmed until 1967 and then worked at Bednarek Manufacturing until he retired. He moved near Sullivan lake in 1978 and then to his present home in 1987.
Survivors include six daughters, Mary Jane Chaika and Linda Pohlkamp, both of Lastrup, Irene Kohl, Little Falls, Elaine Jelinski, Freedom, Kathy Miller and LuAnn Hoheisel, both of Pierz; three sons, Harvey Block, Little Falls, and Norman and Thomas Block, both of Lastrup; two sisters, Hildegard Hoheisel, Lastrup, and Loretta Krych, Pierz; a brother, Robert Block, Pierz; 21 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.
His wife, an infant son, Ronald, three sisters and three brothers all died earlier.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pierz with Father Gerald Dalseth officiating. Burial will be the St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz with a rosary prayer at 4:30 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 6:30 p.m. and at 9 a.m. until one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.
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