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Obituaries

September 11, 2011

Arnold E. Block

Funeral services for Arnold E. Block, 71, Amboy, MN will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church-Willow Creek, rural Vernon Center, MN at 10:30 am, Wednesday, September 14, 2011 with Rev. John Bennett officiating. Arnold died on Wednesday, September 7, 2010 at Mayo Health Systems-Mankato. Interment will be held at St. John’s Lutheran-North Willow Creek Cemetery, rural Vernon Center. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 from 5-7:00 pm at Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Service of Truman and one hour before the services in the church.

Arnold Erbert Block was born on June 15, 1940 in Mankato, MN to Erbert and Louise (Riewe) Block. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church-Willow Creek. Arnold attended parochial school at St. John’s Lutheran Church-Willow Creek and graduated from Truman High School. Arnold farmed for a while before going to work for Stokley Van Camp in Winnebago and Fairmont. After disability forced him to stop working, he raised poultry on his hobby farm. Arnold loved cooking and canning, playing cards, dancing, his poultry and hosting parties. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church-Willow Creek and the Eagle’s Club of Albert Lea, MN.

Arnold is survived by two brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Noreen Kilmer, Donna Kilmer. Memorial contributions may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church-Willow Creek or to the American Heart Association. www.zahariafamilyfuneral.com

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