Ronald Block, age 66, of Tomahawk, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at his home.
Ron was born on Dec. 9, 1953 in Winona, Minn., to Rudy and Bernice (Plank) Block. Ron grew up on a dairy farm near Alma, Wis., milking cows, shoveling manure and hunting in the woods.
Ron went to school in Eau Claire, Wis., earning an associate’s degree in marketing. On a crazy bet he and his friend Bjork moved to Texas, where Ron got a job with Kinney shoes. Ron continued to work in Texas in retail sales, moving to Colorado in 1980. While in Colorado, Ron worked as a sales representative for various companies, and went on to start his own business in home remodeling and repair.
It was in Colorado that Ron met his future wife, Rose Draeger. Rose and Ron were married in Tomahawk in 1982. Together they have two children – their son, Reed, wife Lindsay, and their son Theo in Omaha, Neb., and their daughter, Emelia in Mesa, Ariz. Ron also has two sisters – Rhonda (Tom) and Debbie (John) and one brother – Dale. He is preceded in death by his parents.
In 2016, Ron and Rose retired to Tomahawk where they built their dream retirement home on the Wisconsin River. They spent many days enjoying their solitude and peacefulness.
The Funeral Service for Ron Block will take place at 11 a.m. at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.
Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com.