Donald Block

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Donald L. Block, 78, of Greenwood passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
Don was born May 13, 1934, in Schnellville to Alois and Clara (Schnell-ville) Block. He married Marjorie (Kellems) Block Jan. 26, 1957, at St. Marks Catholic Church in Perry County; they were married for 56 years. Don retired in 1988 after being a truck driver for 30 years for Terminal Transport-American Freight. He was a life member of the Teamsters Union 135 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Don was a member of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Greenwood and a former member of Our Lady of The Greenwood Catholic Church. Don had been very active in the Monsignor Bernard Sheridan 6138 Knights of Columbus in Greenwood, serving as the Grand Knight from 2000 until 2002. Don helped with the K of C weekly bingo for many years. Don loved his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. His love of life and sense of humor will be remembered by the many people whose lives he touched.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Margie (Kellems) Block; a sister, Rosemary Becher of Dale; three daughters and their husbands, Diane and Ted Pearson, Dr. Linda and Howard Harrell and Brenda and John Hinton, all of Greenwood and 11 grandchildren, Emily and Justin Matteson, Nicholas Pearson (Kathleen Kelley), Christopher Pearson, Bradley Hinton, Michael Hinton, Sara Hinton, Luke Hinton, Andrew Harrell, Marielle Harrell, Gabrielle Harrell and Danielle Harrell. Don was looking forward to the birth of his first great-grandchild in April.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alois and Clara Block.
The Revs. Vincent Lampert and John Hall celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 12, at Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Greenwood. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MD 01061-05015 or to Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 5901 W. Olive Branch Road, Greenwood, IN 46143.
Swartz Family Church and Chapel â€" Funeral and Cremation Services in Greenwood was in charge of arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at
Published in Perry County News on Mar. 21, 2013
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