THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
David M. Bloch
Issue Date: April 4, 2019
Trusting fully in the Lord until the day he was called home, David M. Bloch, 82, of Coleman, died on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
He was born November 9th, 1936 in Green Lake, WI to the late Gus and Eva Bloch. David married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Champine (Wausau) on August 16, 1958.
He taught science and driver's education at Coleman High School for 36 years, having many fine memories of his students. He also served his community for 27 years as trustee and later village president. He also was a volunteer firefighter.
As an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Grover, he served on various committees, Boards and as a Sunday School and VBS teacher.
He thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors and was both an avid hunter and fisherman, passing this passion onto his children and grandchildren.
David is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; two sons, Jeff Bloch of Sobieski and Scott Bloch of Pound and one daughter, Kelly (Aaron) Woller of Oconto. Holding a special place in his heart were all eight of his grandchildren: Jordan, Elijah, Jacob, Hannah, and Sarah Bloch and AJ (Tayiah), Isaac, and Josh Woller. He also has one great-grandson, Noah. He is further survived by his older sister, Patricia (Les) Polette of Sacramento, CA; a brother-in -law, Ruffin Wilicowski of Marathon, WI; his close friend, Edward Mongin of Coleman and many friends of hunting and fishing camp.
He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Dorothy.
The family received relatives and friends at St. John's Church, Grover, from 4 to 8 PM on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Visitation continued on Wednesday, April 3 from 10 to 11 AM. Funeral services were conducted at 11 AM Wednesday at the Church with Rev. Daniel Sargent officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net Gallagher Funeral Home of Oconto assisted the family.
David's family extends a special thank you to everyone who sent him cards, visited him and prayed for him following the stroke. He talked many hours about good times shared, especially with the hunting and fishing crew. You all held a special place in Boomer's heart.
A special thank you to he wonderful and hard-working staff at Woodland Village Nursing Center of Oconto. Your loving care and friendship meant so much to Boom and is a treasured memory to the family. Finally, thank you Rev. Daniel Sargent for your spiritual support and friendship.