WALTER BLOCK, 95 formerly of New Ulm, passed away on June 9th, 2014 in the Strand-Kjorsvig Nursing Home in Roslyn,, S.D. He attended school in Grenville, S.D. He served the U.S. Army and moved to New Ulm in 1954. Walter has two children from a previous marriage. He married Irene Kurkowski in 1954 (Irene had six children). He worked with Windings, Inc., and ADC plants in St. Peter and Bloomington.
He is survived by three sons: James (Dorothy) Block of Indiana, Gerald (Sue) Kurkowski of New Prague, Ronald (Karen) Kurkowski of Kalispell, Mont.; four daughters: Sandra Tauer of St. James, Caroline (Jerome) Richter of New Ulm, Maxine Kurkowski of Mound, Arlene (Dennis) Sperl of New Ulm; daughter-in-law, Francoise Kurkowski, of New Prague.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great- great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives: Bernice and Irene; son, Joe Kurkowski; son-in-law, Ken Tauer; daughter-in-law, Janet Pankratz; granddaughter, Jenny Kelly; great-grandson, Jonathan Vieburg; also 9 brothers and sisters.
Funeral Service will be June 14, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grenville.