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St. Anthony Catholic Church
Thursday August 19th, 2021
4:00pm - 4:00pm

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Linda F. Block

Linda Block, age 66 of Hospers, IA passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer on August 17, 2021 at Orange City Area Health System.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hospers with Father Dan Greving officiating and Deacon Dan Goebel assisting. Burial will follow in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Hospers.  Visitation with family present will be 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, there will be a vigil prayer service at 6 p.m. all at the church.  Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to the funeral on Friday.

Linda was born on May 16, 1955 at Le Mars, IA the daughter of Ambrose and Bernice (Pottebaum) Block. She was raised on a farm near Hospers, IA and received her education from St. Anthony's Elementary and graduated in 1973 from Spalding Catholic.  

Linda lived in Hospers, IA and worked at Van Beek Natural Science in Orange City, IA. She loved her job and all the people she worked with. 

She was a member of the St. Anthony's Catholic Church and Church Guild in Hospers, IA.   

Linda was known for her baking, especially monster cookies and banana bread. She enjoyed camping, making salsa and jams and spending time with her family which was her greatest joy. 

Linda is survived by one sister, Diane (Gary) Gesink of Hospers, IA; 4 nieces and nephews, Chris (Emily) Gesink of Bondurant, IA and their 3 children, Claire (4), Gavin (3) & Lane (6 mo); Jen (Mike) Bosma of Hospers, IA and their 2 children, Brooke (7) & Hunter (2); Adam (Ashli) Gesink of Hartley, IA and their 2 children, Ava (4) & Colin (2); Ashley (Seth) Plendl of Maurice, IA.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ambrose & Bernice Block and one sister, Barbara Block. 

Casket bearers will be Chris Gesink, Adam Gesink, Mike Bosma, Seth Plendl, Jim Pottebaum and Glen Schueller.

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Diane and family, sorry to hear about Linda. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.

Joanne Schlichte Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Lindas passing. Many years have passed from our high school days, but I remember Linda always driving around in your families antique car. My deepest sympathies to you Diane and your family. Mary Meis Cerwick

Mary Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Linda was a wonderful lady and neighbor! Our kids and grandkids loved going to her house trick or treating as she always had a special treat for them. She always had a smile. Our deepest sympathies and prayers . Jerry and Faith Bowlsby and families

Faith Bowlsby Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss and are thinking of all of you. I have wonderful memories of Linda, she will aways hold a special place. Arrive in Style was purchased for the family of Linda F. Block.

Tribute Store Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to your family during this hard time. We love you guys! Love, Dylan, Whitney, Brynlee & Braxton Albrecht Fiery Lily and Rose was purchased for the family of Linda F. Block.

Tribute Store Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lovely One Spathiphyllum Plant was purchased for the family of Linda F. Block by The Segal Family.

The Segal Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all and sending love from Minneapolis. Arrive in Style was purchased for the family of Linda F. Block by Alex, Traci & Olivia.

Alex, Traci & Olivia Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your lost, many good childhood memories at the Block farm with Barb, Linda and Diane

Irene Foreman Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM