THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Adolph "Cookie" (AJ) Block, 89, of Gillett died peacefully Friday morning, April 12 at Sharpe Care in Oconto Falls.
Born Feb. 3, 1924 in the Town of Underhill to Julius and Julia Block, on Aug. 21, 1948 he married Naomi Peterson.
He lived in the Gillett area for all his life, where he once worked for Ansorges Grocery and Feed Mill and was an independent cattle dealer. He was a member of Faith United Lutheran Church where he served as an elder and usher.
Survivors are his wife, Naomi Block; four daughters, Karen (Tom) Carlson, Marilyn "Sue" (Walt) Thompson, Gayle (Scott) Pratt and Corrine (James) Young; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy (Gerald) Rapp and his coffee buddy, Loren Schwartz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, William, Oscar and Melvin Block and a sister, Anna Knaack.
Visitation was held at Faith United Lutheran Church, Gillett after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 until the time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. John Laatsch officiated and burial followed in Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Gillett. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls served the family. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established at Faith United Lutheran Church.
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