Kermit Bloch, 80, of the town of Hamburg passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Marshfield Medical Center.
He was born June 5, 1937 in Wausau to the late Edward and Esther (Krenz) Bloch. Kermit was a graduate of Athens High School. Through the years he learned how to operate just about any kind of heavy equipment and operated those trucks, graders, plows and end loaders for 20 years for Marathon County Highway Department. On April 26, 1958, Kermit married Lynette Thurs at Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Stettin. They made their home in Hamburg raising their three sons, Bryan, Mark and Darrin. He loved those boys. From salmon fishing, bear and deer hunting, cutting wood, making sausage, cooking maple syrup, playing cards or becoming members of the Triple S Hunting Club at their shack in Newood, Kermit took great pride in showing them the things he treasured most.
In his younger years, Kermit served in the Firefighting Division in the Army Reserve as well as a long-time volunteer for the Hamburg Fire Dept. In 1990, Kermit and Lynette became part owners of the North Forest Campground in Tomahawk for 19 years and enjoyed camping with their family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Lynette, three sons, Bryan (Gail) Bloch of Hamburg and their family, Heather (fiancé-Ryan Egan), Ashley (Jason) Baeseman and Danielle, Mark (Laurie) Bloch of Hamburg and their children, Korey, Kyle (Samantha) and their sons, Mason, Gracin and Dawson, Darrin (special friend, Lori Josiger) Bloch
of Hamburg and his family, Coleton (fiancé-Mickey Knoll) and Morgan, his brother, Kenneth (Deloris) Bloch of Athens, brother-in-law, Duke (Marlene) Thurs of Rice Lake, many nieces and nephews and special companion, Dozer. Kermit was preceded in death by his sister, Althea Balz.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 329 Cty. Hwy. A, Hamburg. Reverend Philip Bogen will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau and at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. You may sign our family guest book at helke.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.