Delbert “Del” Block, age 94, of Prior Lake, MN, formerly of Menomonie, WI, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at St Francis Regional Medical Center, in Shakopee, MN.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June 8 at 11:30 am, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation, 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake. Guests should arrive between 11:20-11:30 am and face masks are required. Pastor Karen Treat will preside, with military honors provided by the Prior Lake V.F.W. Honor Guard, immediately following the service. Del will be laid to rest at Christ Lutheran-Halvorson Cemetery, in Menomonie, WI. Sympathy cards can be mailed to Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation, 104 West First Street, Jordan, MN 55352 and will be distributed to the family. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed in Del’s memory, by the family.
On October 14, 1925 in Ogilvie, MN, Delbert Wayne was born to John and Marjorie (Noteboom) Block. He attended the Ogilvie school system. During high school, Del participated in theatre, played softball and basketball. After graduating, he was drafted into the United States Navy and served his country during WWII. Del then attended an agricultural college, in St. Paul, MN, and spent many decades serving the farmers of Dunn County, WI, as the office manager for the ASCS Office.
Del married Judith Lee Randall on March 4, 1961, at Methodist Church, in Waukon, IA. They immediately started a family. Del and Judy were blessed with three children, Julie, John, and Jill, with mostly raising them in Menomonee. Family was most important in his life. In Del’s free time, he enjoyed fishing, fishing, and fishing! Despite being a resident of Wisconsin, Del was an avid Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Vikings fan. He and Judy were avid Bridge players, with usually winning. They also volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels. The summer of 2019, Del and Judy moved into McKenna Crossing, in Prior Lake, to be closer to family.
Del was a simple man and was happy with whatever was given to him. Del was hardworking, humble, kindhearted and had an amazing personality that people gravitate towards. He was always happy and had a great sense of humor.
Forever loved and missed by wife of 59 years, Judy; daughter Julie (Jim) Holte; son, John Block; grandson, Brock Holte; other relatives and friends.
There to greet Del home in Heaven is his daughter, Jill Block and parents.
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