Carol Lynn Block
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Carol Lynn Block, age 87 of Manistee, died peacefully at her home in Manistee, Michigan surrounded by her family on Thursday December 13, 2018.
Born July 11, 1931, in Manistee, Carol was the daughter of the late Emil and Maurine (White) Benson.
A 1949 graduate of Manistee High School, Carol later met the love of her life, Donald Glen Block. They married November 5, 1955 at Faith Covenant Church in Manistee, and recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. She was employed at Manistee Medical Care Facility for twenty-eight years until her retirement in 1995.
Left to honor Carol’s legacy of love and kindness, are her beloved husband, Don; Five children, Kay Ann Block of Grand Rapids, MI, Debra Kupp of Sugar Grove, IL, Peggy Sue Stone of St. Joseph, MI, Jay (Sue) Block of Lowell, MI, and Lisa (Greg) Wilson of Northglenn, Colorado. Twelve grandchildren, David (Jessica Bowser) Turkaleski, Eric (Randi Jo) Turkaleski, Ryan (Kelli) Turkaleski, Stephanie (Paul Filis), Meghan (Dave) Christoffel, Dustin Stone, Alex (Hillary) Block, Travis Bergy, Blake Bergy, Benjamin Wilson, Emery Wilson, and Cooper Wilson.
Seven great-grandchildren; Dimitri and Daran Turkaleski, Cole and Collin Bockman, Olivia and Natalie Christoffel and Benson Block. One sister-in-law, Elaine Block, one brother-in-law, Bruce Block, one uncle, Zane Niesen, numerous nieces, nephews and friends, among whom are her dear friends, Betty and Clarence Sullivan of Manistee, and Jim and Sally Hoornstra of Cedar Springs, MI.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters, Nancy (Charles) Morton, Gail (Chuck) Rogers and grandnephew, Mark Benson Rogers.
The family would like to say a special thank you to all the nurses, aides, social worker, and “Bump” of Munson Hospice of Cadillac for their compassion, care, and love bestowed upon Carol during her final days. In addition, to many people who offered prayers to comfort and strengthen our family during this difficult time. They all made the difference and we thank you.
A celebration of life is scheduled for December 20, 2018, at 2pm at Oak Grove Funeral Home. Pastor Herb Frost presiding. The family will receive friends at 1pm until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome a donation to Cadillac Hospice or the American Cancer Society in Carol’s name
Please feel free to share a memory or photo of Carol at www.oakgrovefh.com. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Manistee.