Daniel Block

Funeral services for Daniel Block, 46, were Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers.

Rev. Rick Skare officiated.

Honorary bearers were Dan Zins, Larry Mayer, Brandon Block, Chuck Buss, Hans Schmeltzer, Jeff Bulau, Randy Thode, Craig Kouba and Dave Berge.

Daniel Allen Block was born Aug. 20, 1966, in Hutchinson, Minn. Son of Daryl Block and Germaine (Krebsbach) Schuette. He was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in his faith at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson.

He died at his home Friday, Nov. 9, after a brief but fierce battle with Adenocarcinoma (a rare cancer). He will be in our hearts forever as wonderful husband, incredible father, beloved son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend to so many.

He graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1984. After high school he worked for Hutchinson Technology in Hutchinson, then later in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 1990 attended North Hennepin College for two years, then on to Dunwoody Institute for his degree in CAD/CAM Design Engineering. He then was employed at AgChem in Eden Prairie and designed farm equipment. In 2003 he became a General Contractor and started Block Construction which was later changed to GreenStar Construction.

Mr. Block met Diane Berge-Peterson at a friend’s wedding in February 1998. They married Dec. 5, 1998, later that same year at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, Minn. Dan, Diane and Kaylie were an instant family! Adam and Ryan followed in a few years to complete their beautiful family.

Mr. Block loved all sports, hunting, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, camping and vacationing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Diane, daughter, Kaylie Peterson (and special friend Kory Koerner), sons, Adam and Ryan, all of Rogers. His mother, Germaine (Geri) Schuette, stepmother, Kathy Block both of Hutchinson. Mother-in-law and father-in-law, Judy and Orval Dalberg of Chaffey, Wis., sisters, Teresa Butler, Tammy (Rich) Myllykangas, Christine Cavanaugh all of Hutchinson, and Samantha Robinson of Winthrop; and brother, Brandon Block of Hutchinson. Sister-in-law, Darla (Gordy) Angell of Barnum, Minn.; brother-in-law, David Berge and Sally Olson of Oak Grove. Many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Daryl Block; brother-in-law, Andrew Cavanaugh; grandparents, Wilbert, Sr. and Rozella Block and Walter and Madie Krebsbach.

Blessed be his memory he will be dearly missed.

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