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Vernon Block

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Vernon Block

Jan. 18, 1944-Dec. 19, 2013

Vernon C. Block, 69, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

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Vernon Clifford Block was born to Arnold and Olena Block on January 18, 1944 in rural Fergus Falls. His family moved to Detroit Lakes when Vern was a young boy. He grew up and received his education there.

Vern worked at the Gasport Truck Stop in Detroit Lakes, and later drove truck for Hough's in Detroit Lakes for many years. He was united in marriage to Judy Kiehl on September 3, 1971. They made their home and raised their family in Detroit Lakes.

Vernon enjoyed hunting, fishing, hobby farming, old cars and tractors. He was also an animal lover, and enjoyed visiting with others.

Surviving Vernon are his wife Judy; three daughters, Linda (Jeff) Schlauderaff of Detroit Lakes, Julie (Terry) Bilky of Clear Lake, Iowa and Shelly (Bill) Sellers of Clear Lake, Iowa; one son, David Block of Detroit Lakes; one stepson, Bruce (Laura) Johnson of Detroit Lakes; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one brother, Arlo (Naida) Block of Frazee; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Elvin Block; and one stepdaughter, Tara Schermerhorn.

Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the guestbook section at www.westkjos.com.

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