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Ruth Block

d. April 9, 2013

Ruth Isabelle Block, 98 Ruth Isabelle Block, 98 of Austin, died Tuesday April 9th, 2013, at Stewartville Care Center. She was born July 29th, 1914 in Estherville, IA to George and Felicite Cox. She grew up in Hollandale, MN where her parents were farmers. She married Willard (Bob) Block June 5, 1934, and moved to Austin. The couple raised their family in Austin with the exception of a 3-year period when they lived in Binghamton, New York during WWII. After Bob's retirement from Hormel Foods, they moved to Bella Vista, AK and then returned to Austin. Ruth was married to Bob for 77 years until he died in 2011. Ruth was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her family. She was an active church member and at one time served as president of the St. Jane's unit of St. Augustine Church. She was an avid cook and enjoyed using the fruits of her husband's garden for cooking and canning. She had many talents including pottery making, needlepoint, and crocheting. In her late years she crocheted over 3000 baby caps that were donated to the hospital nursery. Survivors include her daughter and son-in law Janice and Ken Regner, Fort Myers FL; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Jeannine, Stewartville; Doug and Kathy, South St Paul; and son Ron in Austin. Also, eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob, four brothers and four sisters. Private family services are being held.

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Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912

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