Ronald L. “Ron” Block, 79, of North Manchester, IN passed away at 3:33 a.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021at his home. He was born on August 12, 1942 in Michigan City, In to Robert Frank & Virginia M. (Miller) Block.
Graduated in 1960 from South Whitley High School, was a United States Air Force veteran, and attended Tech School in the Air Force. He was married on November 11, 1967 in Fort Wayne, IN to Kathryn L. Metcalf who survives. He retired from General Motors in Roanoke after 21 years and formerly worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 19+ years. He grew up in South Whitley and lived in the South Whitley / North Manchester area most of his life.
He is survived by:
Wife – Kathryn Block of North Manchester
Son – Jason L. (Verena) Block of Chicago, IL
Daughter – Noel L. (Kevin) Dean of Madison, IN
4 Grandchildren – Jake (Scott) Zello-Dean, Constance Dean, Adrian Dean, and Trista (Nick) Anderson
3 Gt. Grandchildren – Paige, Declan, and Violet Anderson
Mother – Virginia Block of South Whitley
Brother – John (Julie) Block of Andrews, IN
Sister – Mary Lou (Gary) Sroufe of South Whitley
3 nephews and 2 nieces
He was preceded in death by his father.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd, 15, Warsaw, IN. No public services are planned.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, 1048 S. 325 E, Pierceton, IN 46562.