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Vernon Block, 91 - November 04, 2017

Vernon Block, 91, of Gothenburg, died Nov. 4, 2017, at Hilltop Estates.
Services took place at the American Lutheran Church today, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Jon Mapa officiating. Interment was at the American Lutheran Cemetery.
Vernon was born Nov. 29, 1925, northwest of Cozad on the family farm, son of Ricus and Elizabeth Block. Vernon married Gail Delap on Sept. 17, 1950, at Buffalo Grove Church in Lexington. To this union four children were born—Linda, Marlene, Cindy, and Gary. They lived on the family farm east of Gothenburg.
Vernon was a member of the American Lutheran Church serving on various committees and was a board member of the District 47 School board and a bowling league. Vernon enjoyed having a cup of coffee with friends, cars, horseback riding, and sketching in his younger years. One thing that Vernon enjoyed more than anything was time spent with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Block of Gothenburg; son, Gary (Lisa) Block of Parker, Colo.; daughters—Linda (Sam) Erion of Sturgis, SD, Marlene (Jon) Radcliff of Littleton, Colo., and Cindy (Wendell) Wessels of Kearney; grandsons—Josh Erion, Michael Erion, and Eric (Havilah) Wessels; grandaughters—Jami (Nils) Radcliff Olson, Ashley (Dave) Withrow, Kate Wessels, Lauren Block, and Hannah Block; great-grandchildren—Avelyn Olson, Avery Withrow, and Skylar Withrow; sisters—Arlene (Rodney) Aden, and Gerri Kampe; sister-in-law, Bonnie Block; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; brothers—Virgil Block, Archie Block, and Alvin Block; brother-in-law, Don Kampe; and great-granddaughter, Jocelyn Withrow.
Memorials may be designated to the American Lutheran Church, or Hilltop Estates. To sign the online guest book, go to