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Darrell Block

Feb 6, 2021

July 26, 1936 – Jan. 27, 2021

Darrell Block, the son of

William and Laura (Klebe)

Block was born on July

26, 1936 in Rugby, North

Dakota. He died at the age

of 84 years on Wednes-

day, January 27, 2021 at

Trinity Medical Center in

Minot, North Dakota.

Darrell was raised in

Willow City and baptized

and confirmed at Willow

Creek Lutheran Church in

rural Willow City. He gra-

duated from high school

in 1955. He was drafted in

the U.S. Army in June

1955 and was honorably

discharged in 1957. On

October 29, 1958, he was

united in marriage to

Kathlyn Erickson in Car-

pio, North Dakota. The

couple raised their six

children in Towner and

were married for 62 years.

He worked for Henes Mo-

tor in Willow City, Westle

Motor in Minot and

owned a mechanic shop

called Blocks Repair in

Willow City. He was also

a mechanic for Larson

John Deere in Towner,

Winger Cheese for 25

years and loved to custom

combine with his boys.

After his retirement, he

combined for the Schells,

a job he loved. Darrell was

a member of Faith Luth-

eran Church, the Willow

City American Legion,

Towner Fire and Ambu-

lance and served on many

church boards. He and

Kathlyn raised a great

family full of life and

humor, who will miss

him dearly.

Darrell is survived by

his wife; children, Jim

(Sherri) Block of Hazen,

Mary Jane Block of Har-

vey, Jackie (Rod) Burck-

hard of Towner, Jerry

(Teresa) Block of Rugby,

Jodi (Terry) Fransen of

Milford, NE and Jason

(Sarah) Block of Minot;

grandchildren, Shane

(Andrea) Block, Shelby

(Chelsey) Block, Shyler

Block, Nichole (Daniel)

Syvertson, Tyler Block,

Ryan (Kyra) Block, Talya

Block, Brady Block, Evan

Burckhard, Garrett Fran-

sen and Lauryn Fransen;

great grandchildren, Kar-

son & Ava Block, Sawyer

& Luke Syvertson and

Ashton, Ember and Ivory

Block; a brother, Marvin

of Towner; In-laws,

Sharon (Rod) Gillund,

Terry (Nancy) Erickson,

Sally Erickson and Janice

Block; nieces, nephews;

other relatives and

friends. He was preceded

in death by a son, Jeff;

brother, Garry; nephew,

Robert; niece, Debbie;

in-laws, Darlene Block

and Don Erickson; 2 great

nephews and his parents.

In appreciation and in

lieu of flowers, the family

prefers that you make a

donation in his honor to

the Faith Lutheran

Church in Towner, Union

Cemetery of Towner,

Towner Fire, Ambulance

& Rescue, Towner Senior

Center or a charity of your


Memorial services were

held at 11:00 a.m. Tues-

day, Feb. 2 at St. Paul

Lutheran Church in Rug-

by. Pastor Daryl Roth-

child, Officiating. Burial

will take place in the sum-


Honorary Bearers:

Grandchildren and Great


Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Towner.

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