Arnold W. Block died peacefully on October 27, 2021, at “The Bay at Suring” nursing home, Suring Wisconsin, with family by his side.
Arnold was born on December 22, 1926, in Spruce WI to the late Wilhelm and Orgena (Zarling) Block. On July 28, 1945, he married Joyce Olderman at Saint John’s Catholic Church Gillett, WI. Arnold work at Warvel Products for many years. His passions were fishing, eating, camping and woodworking. He was known for giving the fishing report to everyone in Gillett. After working at Warvels he loved cutting wood. He “lived in the woods” with Joyce and granddaughter Victoria. After that he started to make birdhouses, little tables and indoor and outdoor décor. People would always ask him what he was going to make next. Arnold and Joyce would camp in with their children and grandchildren whenever possible.
Arnold is survived by seven children: Arnold P. Block of Green Bay, Raymond (Kathy) of Coleman, Robert Sr. “Joe” Block (Sandra) of Gillett, Gene Block of Oshkosh, Colleen Gilbertson Meyer (Todd) of Oconto Falls), Michael “Storm” Block (Jackie Nordbo) Oshkosh and Carey Jo Block of Green Bay. He is further survived by 20 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and eight great, great grandchildren, one great, great, great grandchild. Also survived by brother-in-law Tom Konitzer, Sister-in-laws Shirley Block of Gillett, Yvonne Kirkenwitz of Bonduel, Anita Olderman of Hartford, Ilene (Tootsie) of Coleman. Brothers, Lenard (Carrie) Block of Oconto Falls, Norman (Judy) Block of Grafton, Daughter-in-law Donna Block Arcand (Al) and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Arnold was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Olderman Block, infant daughter Linda, son Daniel Block, brothers Kenneth and William Jr., Sister Darlene Courchaine Konitzer, Brother-in-law Harvey Kirchenwitz, Daughter-in-laws Corinne Leitzke Block, Roxanne Block and Kris Maurer Block, Son-in-law Chuck Gilbertson.
In lieu of flowers a Memorial Fund has been established in Arnold’s name.
A Memorial Service will take place Saturday November 6, 2021, at Kuehl Funeral Home (108 East Main Street) in Gillett from 9am – 12n