Margaret L. Block, 95, of Gothenburg, died September 16, 2019 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
She was born December 12, 1923 in Gothenburg, daughter of Julius and Esther (Isackson) Malm. Margaret grew up at Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High. She married Edwin R. Block on January 12, 1942 at Philipsburg, Kansas and began her life as a homemaker and farmwife. They had two children: Diane Kay and Douglas Kent. She was a member of American Lutheran Church, YFW, Happy Homemakers Extension Club, American Legion, Red Hats. She enjoyed traveling and went on many tours and trips. Margaret lived in Gothenburg her entire life except for and Edwin wintered in McAllen, Texas, from 1975 to 1985. She was creative and enjoyed painting and ceramics. She could often be found in the kitchen cooking and baking. She liked to spend time with family and friends playing cards.
Survivors include her son, Doug (Stephanie) Block of Gothenburg; daughter, Diane (Leslie) Brown of Gothenburg; four grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren. Also surviving are her brother Roger Malm of Roswell, Georgia; brother Don (Betty) Malm of Springfield, Oregon; a sister-in-law Sandra (John) Ellefson, of Central City, Nebraska; along with numerous extended family and friends.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Julius and Esther Malm; her husband Edwin Block; brother Harold Malm; sister Ellen Traudt; brother-in-law Wes Traudt; sister-in-law Barbara Malm.
Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 with the family present.
Funeral services were held at American Lutheran Church, September 19, 2019, with Pastor Jon Mapa officiating.
Burial followed in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave G, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or the Gothenburg Senior Center, 410 20th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138.