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Service Information
Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford, MN
Saturday, January 12, 2013
11:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, January 11, 2013
3-8 P.M.

Ronald J. Block, age 69, of Buffalo passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at his residence.

He was born on December 31, 1943 in Buffalo the son of Arnold E. & Ethel M. Topel Block.

Ronald graduated from Rockford High School in 1961.

He honorably served his country in The United States Army.

On April 30, 1965, Ronald J. Block and Arlis C. Marschel were joined in holy marriage at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church-Pelican Lake. God blessed their marriage with two children.

He was formerly employed as a machinist at B & D Machine. He was currently employed at Cenex. Through the years, Ron also worked at Wayne’s Hardware, Klatt True Value and Conoco/Tesoro. He was a past part-time Rockford Police Officer. He also volunteered with the Rockford Fire Department, Rockford Little League and Rockford Town Team Baseball.

Recently, Ron volunteered for “Let’s Go Fishing with Seniors” in Buffalo.

Ron was a lifetime member of Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford, where he was active on the council, as an usher and in other ways.

He was a member of Rockford American Legion and later joined Buffalo American Legion Post #270.

Survived by his wife: Arlis Block of Buffalo; children: Wanda (Nick) Kath of Buffalo and Doug (Jodi Clifton-) Block of Montrose; six grandchildren: Ben, Jessica, Daniel, Vincent, Jack and Trevor; brothers: Wayne (Sandra) Block of Maple Lake and Michael Block of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sisters-in-law: Bonnie Block and Carmen Schroeder; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents: Arnold & Ethel Block, a brother: David Block and by his father-in-law & mother-in-law: Ted & Maggie Marschel.

Funeral services for Ronald J. Block will be held on Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 11:30 A.M. at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford. Pastor Michael Barlow will officiate.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 11th from 3-8 P.M. at the church. A Prayer service will be held on Friday evening at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Saturday morning, January 12th one hour prior at the church.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Ron’s grandchildren.

Casket Bearers will be Randy Meyer, Mike Jeske, Mike Nix, Russ Point, Korey Klatt and Wayne Tokkesdal.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

13 Guestbook Entries

  1. Dyane Kyllonen

    I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Mari Hughes & Family

    So sorry for your loss and ours. Ron was a great guy. I enjoyed working with him years ago and always stopped and chatted when ever we saw him. He will be missed. Mari

  3. wade erickson

    What a huge loss. I did LGFWS fishing trips with Ron and had a great time. He was a great Cpt., person and friend. My heartfelt condolences to the family and we will definately miss him on LGFWS.

  4. Sheila Knop LaPlant

    My deepest sympathies to Ron’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  5. Nancy Welch

    Arlis and Family. I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Hildie Peterson Ciejka

    We were neighbors of the Blocks for many years in Rockford before we moved to Texas. Our prayers are with your family, may God comfort you and give you the peace that only he can give.

  7. Laura Jones

    I, too, have wet a few lines with Ron and the LGFWS program. We will miss his dedication to the program.
    Prayers for you Arlis and your family at this time.

  8. Debbie & David Larsen

    Arlis & Family, we are praying for you and send our love. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help, please just call. Even if you just want to talk. Blessed be Ron’s memory. May he rest at peace in the sweet arms of our Lord. You are in our prayers.

  9. Pat Barlage

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your husband, dad, and grandpa. May all of your happy memories help get you through this difficult time.
    Pat & Bob Barlage

  10. Alexis Huff

    We are so sorry to hear about Ron. Treasure all your wonderful memories. He will live forever in your hearts. Dennis and Lexie

  11. All of Us at BBGs

    We will miss Ron’s smiling face. Thinking of you, Arlis… and wishing you peace.

  12. Scott Morin

    What a great guy. Always had a smile and a good word for everyone. Thanks for all you did for everyone, Coach.

  13. Bruce Varner

    Ron was a great person and will be missed by all.


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