April 24, 1934 – May 06, 2016
William J. “Bill” Block, age 82, Coleman, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Woodlands of Gillett Nursing Home.
Bill was born in Oconto Falls, WI on April 24, 1934, a son of the late William and Orgena (Zarling) Block. Bill was married to Ilene L. (Olson) in 1955, and together they raised 8 children. The family spent about 20 years in the Milwaukee area before returning to Coleman and purchasing a farm. Bill farmed for about 12 years and later ran Bill Block Sales & Service, selling used cars.
Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman and particularly enjoyed ice fishing. He was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Wisconsin Badgers. Bill also loved playing all types of sports with his children and grandchildren. He will be sadly missed.
Bill is survived by his wife, Ilene, of over 60 years, his children: Bill (Laurel) Block of Pound, Kendall (Diane) Block of Coleman, Kevin Block of Oshkosh, Terry (Linda) Block of Crivitz, George Block of Crivitz, Sandy (Larry) Bader of Coleman and Lisa Wood of Hiles, WI. He also leaves his siblings: Arnold (the late Joyce) Block of Gillett, Leonard and Carolyn Block of Gillett, Darlene (Tom) Konitzer of Mississippi, Norman “Buddy” (Judy) Block of Jackson, WI and a sister-in-law Shirley Block of Gillett. Bill will be fondly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his son, Randy, a brother Kenneth, an uncle, Emile Block and his brother-in-law Gilbert Olson.
Friends and relatives may call on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 9 to 10:45 AM at ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH-The Clock Church (100 W. Main Street, Gillett, WI). A funeral service with Pastor Doreen Jeffers will be held at 11 AM. Final rest will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.
The family sends special thanks to the staff of Woodlands of Gillett for the care that Bill received while at home and at their facility. Thanks also to L.A.C.E., of St. John’s Church for their generous contributions to Bill.
For those wishing, memorials to the family are appreciated.
Kuehl Funeral Home is serving the family. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit KuehlFuneralHome.com. For more information please call (920) 855-2144.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM