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David Block

David Block
David Block

On Sept. 29, 2022, David P. Block, a beloved husband and father, passed away. He was 71.

Born in Great Bend, Kansas, to Jack and Francis Block, the family traveled with father’s calls to service in the ministry, finally making a home in Wolf Point, Mont., in 1969.

Dave then went to Northern Montana College in Havre and finished his schooling at what is now the MSU-B automotive program in Billings. He began a career as an automotive mechanic that took him back to Roosevelt County where his three children were born.

After working and living for many years, he stumbled upon a little redhead that changed his life. Annie and Dave were married for 23 years, combining their lives and their hearts in loving companionship.

Always an athlete, Dave spent quality time fishing, golfing and playing softball. He was always reaching for that “biggest fish”, “hole-inone” and “ANOTHER home run!”

Dave has always been described as a gentle giant. Quiet and kind, he commanded the room, just by walking in the door. His Domino opponents would probably be giving him a hard time for winning so much!

In 2019, he retired after 30 years with the automotive industry and accepted a seasonal position with the Corps of Engineers at Fort Peck Dam. He always said it was the job of his dreams and enjoyed it immensely. They were the happiest three years of his life.

Dave embraced his retirement as a BBQ master, spent hours in his woodshop listening to old rock and roll and the Beatles and enjoyed time and family at the cabin on Fort Peck Lake until brain cancer forced him to resign and begin the cancer battle.

His newest and furriest friend, Buddy, his lap warmer and backyard security guard, made these last steps as comfortable as he could, never leaving Dave’s side.

He is survived by his wife, Annie; siblings, Kathy (Hamburger) of Oklahoma, Jim of Texas, Tim of Missouri; children, Dana (Dania) of Billings, David of Wolf Point and Danielle (Scot) of Billings; step-children, Angela (Curt) and Sally (Sean); and grandchildren, Shelbi, Bridgit, Gage, Noah, Canin, Scotlyn and Declyn.

Memorial services will be held on Fort Peck Lake in the spring, with details to follow.

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