Marie T. Block, 87

obit-Block,-MarieMarie T. Block, of rural Hillman, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, June 14, at Holy Family Catholic Church at Bull Dog Lake. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Marie Theresa Gross was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Granite Township, Morrison County, the daughter of Theodore and Mathilda (Kapsner) Gross. She was united in marriage to Theodore Block, Sept. 3, 1951, at Holy Family Catholic Church at Bull Dog Lake. The couple made their home on a farm in Richardson Township where they raised their family. Marie enjoyed dancing, gardening, crocheting, baking, playing cards, and especially spending time with her family. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the St. Elizabeth’s Council.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 61 years, Theodore “Ted” Block of Hillman; children, Roger (Sandy) Block of Hillman, Audrey Johnson of Castle Rock, Colo., Terry (David) Barnhart of Bozeman, Mont., Julie (Wesley) Rowcliffe of Osage, Iowa, Carol (Dan) Bleichner of Hillman and Ronald (fiancé, Carrie Aydt) of Hillman; siblings, Martha (Al) Holley of Osteen, Fla., Eva (Joe) Tembruel of St. Paul, Ben (Ginny) Gross of Hillman, George Gross of Moose Lake, Irene (Walter) Schlegel of Brainerd, and Delores (Bill) Rauch of Cottage Grove; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Mathilda Gross; son-in-law, Douglas Johnson and sisters, Ceal Miers, Agnes Schommer and Hilda Lacher.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home