In Remembrance

Richard R. Block

August 21, 1955 - December 3, 2018

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Hope United Methodist Church, 301 W. St. Marie St. in Duluth, MN, with refreshments to follow in the social hall.

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Richard Russell Block, 63, died peacefully surrounded by his children on Monday, December 3, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.

He was born August 21, 1955, to Joanne (Jefferis) Zeitler and Russell Block in Rochester, MN. Rich married Randi (McCall) Block in 1978 and had three children, Kevin, Kelli, and Kyle. He graduated from Rochester Community College with an associates degree in Electronic Engineering and worked as a computer and technical engineer, most recently for Cirrus. He volunteered at the Great Lakes Aquarium for a number of years. He was an amazing trouble-shooter, quite handy, and an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed fishing, reading, picking agates, and spending time with his golden retriever, Amber.

Rich is survived by two sons, Kevin Block and Kyle (Lila) Block; his daughter, Kelli (Eric) Foss; two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Juliana Foss; his mother, Joanne Zeitler; and one sister, Karen (Charlie Bill) Winans.

He is preceded in death by his father, Russell Block; a sister, Renee Tanner; and two brothers, Christopher and Paul Block.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Hope United Methodist Church, 301 W. St. Marie St. in Duluth, MN, with refreshments to follow in the social hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 490 Concordia Ave. in St. Paul, MN 55103, in honor of Rich.