Donna M. Block, 81
Donna M. Block, 81, of Wittenberg, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Homme Home of Wittenberg under the care of LeRoyer Hospice.
She was born on August 13, 1936, in Wausau, the daughter of the late Emil and Iva (Mehlberg) Blum.
On June 19, 1954, Donna was united in marriage to Marlin Block at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wittenberg. He preceded her in death on October 6, 2011.
The couple owned and operated Block’s Dairy Distributorship as well as The Rathskeller Tavern in Wittenberg and Blum’s Trailer Court. Donna worked in the office at the Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School and at the Homme Home for Boys as a teacher’s aide. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wittenberg and very involved in the LWML, Lutheran World Relief and Orphan Grain Train. Donna enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping and gardening.
Donna is survived by three children, Steve (Darlene) Block of Wittenberg, Karen (Marty) Hille of Mosinee and Kristi (Craig) Schopf of Farmington, MN; one daughter-in-law, Bonnie Morgan of Minocqua; nine grandchildren, Nicole (Jeff) Fraaza, Derrick (fiancé Mary) Block, Craig (Lisa) Schroeder, Ryan (Teri) Schroeder, Melanie (Paul) Knoepke, Amber (Chris) Musson, Alycia (Cody) Warren, Alec Olson and Sarah (Jason) Rieck; ten great-grandchildren and one brother, Dale (Mary) Blum.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Kevin, and brother, Duaine Blum.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. Rev. Matthew Christians will officiate. Interment will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Wittenberg. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.