Florence Block, 97, of the town of Easton passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Aspirus Hospice House.
She was born February 4, 1921 in Wausau to the late Paul and Viola (Gernetzky) Ott. Florence attended St. John’s Lutheran School and was a member of the church her entire life. After graduating from Wausau High School in 1939, Florence began working for Employers Mutual and later for Wausau Insurance. Florence also worked out of her home as secretary and bookkeeper for Marathon County Milk Quality Improvement Association. On May 15, 1943, she married Milton Block at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Florence along with Milton raised their five children on the family dairy farm. They also raised fox, mink, turkeys and peacocks. She loved spending time with her family and especially the grandchildren. In recent years she had a passion for solving crossword puzzles, Sudoku, playing card and reading of which her most recent accomplishment was reading the Bible from cover to cover. In her younger years, Florence liked dancing, bowling, golf and going fishing with Milton.
Survivors include her children, Ivan (Carol) of the town of Easton, Bonnie (Mike) Wimmer of West Bend, Marla (Wayne) Kroening of the town of Texas, Lowell (Debbie) of the town of Texas, Yvonne (Kevin) Fitzgerald of the town of Easton, seventeen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Milton and brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Rosemary Ott.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, E10723 Cty. Rd. Z, Wausau. Reverend John Stransky will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. You may sign our family guest book at helke.com.
We would like to thank the staff at Renaissance Assisted Living and Rehab and Care Partners for the love and care they gave Mom during her residence. Thank you to the staff at Aspirus Hospital and Aspirus Hospice House for the care and kindness they gave our entire family. A special thank you to Pastor John for his many visits, prayers and support to our entire family and Mom.
Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Aspirus Hospice House, 530 N. 32nd Ave., Wausau, 54401.