My dear friend, who was my maid of honor, Carla and her husband Jason just had their first child, Jason Andrew! Congratulations to the three of you! Happy Birthday, Jace! I hope to meet you soon (and your Daddy, too!)
Pearl Frances Block went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010. She was 84. Pearl Frances Streich was born August 15th, 1925 to Henry and Margaret (Ness) Streich of Browns Valley, Minnesota. On September 19th, 1944, Pearl married Emil John Block. Together the couple had 10 children.
Mrs. Block was a long time member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, and a lifelong member of T.O.P.S. and K.O.P.S. In her younger years, she worked as a nurse’s aide at Memorial Community Hospital. She was also a day care provider in her home for more then eight years, and then was hired by Kiddie Care Day Care Center.
She is survived by five daughters and son-in-laws:
Janice and Paul Farrell of Gulfport, MS
Emily and Louie Nappolini of Blair, NE
Lois and Tim Kuhr of Washington, UT
Corinne Gearhart and friend Terry Jacobsen of DeSoto, MO and,
Robin and Tom Henderson of Clarksville, TN
three sons and daughters-in-laws:
James and Brenda Block of Greenwood Village, CO
Roger and Sharon Block of Benton, KS
Michael Block and friend Stacey Reynolds of Camano Island, WA, and
daughter-in-law Ann Block of Cedar Rapids, IA
23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter. Brothers, LaVern Streich of MI, Richard Streich of MN, and Daniel Streich of CA.
Mrs. Block is proceeded in death, by an infant daughter, Geraldine Maryanne; beloved husband, Emil; granddaughter, Holly Marie Farrell; sons-in-law, Jerry Lee Jensen Sr. and Matthew Gearhart; son, Rodney; sister, Lois Bailey; and brother, Henry Streich.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Frances Borgia Catholic Church. Interment was held at the Holy Cross Cemetery.