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Hans Bertram Block

March 31, 1959 - July 31, 2009

HANS BERTRAM BLOCK, age 50, of Gilson, Illinois died at 7:05 P.M. on Friday, July 31, 2009 on County Highway 7 in rural Knoxville, Illinois. He was born on March 31, 1959 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the son of John R. and Sue Rathje Block. He married Rosanne Stockman on August 23, 1986 in Galesburg, Illinois.
Surviving are his wife, Rosanne Block of Gilson, Illinois; his parents, John R. Block and Sue Block of Washington, D.C.; two sons, J. Addison Block and J. Logan Block of Gilson, Illinois; three daughters, Peironnet Block, Layton Block and Ryan Marie Block, all of Gilson, Illinois and two sisters, Cynthia Block of Union, Kentucky and Christine (James) Lonergan of Washington, D.C. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Julius “Judd” and Madeline Block.
He was raised and educated in Gilson, Illinois attending and graduating from Knoxville High School, the Class of 1977. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. He then, returned immediately to manage the Block Farms in Gilson, Illinois at the age of 21. He was a member of the Knox County Pork Producers; he was active in the former Knoxville Jaycees and a member of the Grace Church – Anglican of Galesburg, Illinois. He enjoyed sailing, snow skiing and spending time with his family.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at the Grace Church – Anglican, 151 East Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg, Illinois. Rev. Thomas Janikowski officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Burial in the Knoxville Cemetery in Knoxville, Illinois. In-Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace Church – Anglican or to the Knoxville FFA.
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Born: March 31, 1959
Place of Birth: Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Death: July 31, 2009
Place of Death: rural Knoxville, Illinois


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Wednesday August 5, 2009, 11:00 AM at Grace Church-Anglican
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Tuesday August 4, 2009, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home
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