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August 20, 1966 – Friday, November 9, 2012

Service Information
Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, MN
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
AT THE FUNERAL HOME IN ST. MICHAEL
Monday, November 12, 2012
4-8 P.M.

Daniel Allen Block was born on August 20, 1966, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Son of Daryl Block and Germaine (Krebsbach) Schuette. He was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in his faith at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. Dan graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1984. After high school he worked for Hutchinson Technology in Hutchinson, then later in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 1990 attended North Hennepin College for 2 yrs., then on to Dunwoody Institute for his degree in CAD/CAM Design Engineering. He then was employed at AgChem in Eden Prairie and designed farm equipment. In 2003 he became a General Contractor and started Block Construction which was later changed to GreenStar Construction.

Dan met Diane Berge-Peterson at a friend’s wedding in February of 1998. They married on December 5th, 1998 later that same year at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, Minnesota. Dan, Diane and Kaylie were an instant family! Adam and Ryan followed in a few years to complete their beautiful family.

Dan loved all sports, hunting, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, camping and vacationing and spending time with his family.

Dan passed away at his home on Friday, November 9th after a brief but fierce battle with Adenocarcinoma (a rare cancer). He will be in our hearts forever as wonderful husband, incredible father, beloved son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend to so many.

Dan is survived by his wife, Diane, daughter, Kaylie Peterson (and special friend Kory Koerner), sons, Adam and Ryan all of Rogers. His mother, Germaine (Geri) Schuette, stepmother, Kathy Block both of Hutchinson. Mother-in-law and father-in-law, Judy and Orval Dalberg of Chaffey, WI. Sisters Teresa Butler, Tammy (Rich) Myllykangas, Christine Cavanaugh all of Hutchinson, and Samantha Robinson of Winthrop; and brother Brandon Block of Hutchinson. Sister-in-law, Darla (Gordy) Angell of Barnum, MN; brother-in-law David Berge and Sally Olson of Oak Grove. Many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Blessed be his memory he will be dearly missed.

Dan was preceded in death by his father, Daryl Block; brother-in-law, Andrew Cavanaugh; grandparents, Wilbert, Sr. and Rozella Block and Walter and Madie Krebsbach.

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. David Schlueter

    Dan and I were roommates in South Dakota. We had lots of fun, played ball, hunted pheasants and, of course, had a few beers. He stayed with us a few years back and we went golfing and had a real good time. I’ll miss him a lot. My thoughts are with you.

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  2. Beth Erdahl

    So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I worked with Dan at Hutch Tech in Sioux Falls. The Dan I remember was so fun to be around & was a super nice guy. Please find comfort in the memories you have of Dan. Prayers to your family.

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  3. Mike & Ruby Bauer

    So sorry to hear the news. Our hearts go out to the family.

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  4. Joe Black

    I worked with Dan back in the AgChem days. He was a great guy and a pleasure to work with. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

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  5. Joe Black

    I worked with Dan back in the AgChem days, he was a great guy and a pleasure to work with. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

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  6. Lynn Mollner

    Dear Diane-
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Dan was an awesome person. He will be truly missed. Take care, Lynn

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  7. Wanda J Siewert and Skyler M Siewert

    To: The Block Family
    I am so sorry for your lose of a love one. I have known Kathy and Darryl for a long time because of my husband Warren and working at H.T.I.. Then a new relationship is Keith Furlong is my nephew. I just wanted you to know how I knew about Dan. My father just died and the memories are the one thing that keeps me going so I hope that they will be of comfort to you in the coming days.May God be with you.

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  8. RC Riggott

    My heart goes out to the Block family, so sorry for your loss. I used to hunt with Dan and his Dad back when Dan was a teenager. Good memories.

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