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BLOCK, Irvin 1923-2003


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 2/26/2013 at 23:35:13

Irvin Block was born July 2, 1923 at Aplington, Iowa, the son of Isaac and Annie (Peters) Block. He was raised by John and Cora Harken following the death of his parents.

Irvin married Darlene L. Mehmen on August 22, 1948 at Cedar Falls, Iowa. He served with U. S. Army during WW II and worked for Viking Pump Company in Cedar Falls for 41 years, retiring in 1988. Irvin was a volunteer rural fireman for the Cedar Falls Fire Department for 15 years.

He died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at the Windsor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Cedar Falls, at 79 years of age.

Irvin is survived by his wife, Darlene, of Cedar Falls; a son, Craig John Block of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Rita (Dave) Messerly of Finchford, Iowa; five grandchildren: Balinda Block of Colorado Springs, Colorado, April Block of Des Moines, Iowa, Stephany (Kevin) Kleinheksel of Waterloo, Iowa, Josh Messerly of Ames, Iowa and Isaiah Messerly of Finchford; and two great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Jordyn Kleinheksel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Clark Kent Block and a brother, Wallace Block.

Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at First United Methodist Church, with burial at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls.

A memorial fund will be established.

[Source: Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home]


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