Donald Block Jr.

NEW ULM — Donald Block Jr., age 76 of New Ulm passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center surrounded by family.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – SOUTH Chapel. Burial will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday November 21, 2017 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – SOUTH Chapel.

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Donald Block Jr. was born on November 25, 1940 in New Ulm to Donald Sr. and Dorothy (Klinger) Block. Donald attended Catholic School until the 8th grade and then he attended New Ulm Public School. He Married Brenda (Schiller) on June 7, 1958 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. They were blessed with three children whom they raised together in New Ulm.

Donnie worked at Kraft foods for several years before getting into sales. He worked at Marv’s Sport Center and Wilke-Lindmeyer. Donnie later went into business with Steve Wilke and started Heritage Auto Strasse.

Donnie was known best for his great sense of humor. He enjoyed flipping houses, woodworking, programming and working on computers. He also loved to attend Saturday night mass. What he enjoyed most in life was spending time with his family. He was an awesome husband, father, grandfather and friend. Although he is gone his memory will stay in the hearts and minds of all who knew him best.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Block of 59 years of New Ulm, Children, – Brad (Susan) Block of New Ulm, Jill (Milt) Fitzl of New Ulm, and Lisa (Kevin) Blacksten of Rosemount. Five Grandchildren – Eric (Sarah) Stock, Nadine (Darren) Berle, Brandon Weber, Brooklynn Fitzl (fiancé Mitchell Turbes), and Shauna Fitzl. He was also blessed with four Great Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Jack and parents Donald Sr. and Dorothy Block.


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