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Adelaide Block

March 18, 1936 — March 10, 2017

Mrs. Adelaide Block, 80 of Ruth, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at McLaren Port Huron Hospital with her family at her side. She was born at home in Ruth on March 18, 1936, the twelfth child of sixteen children born to John and Cecelia (Booms) Terbrack. Adelaide married Jerome Block son of John and Margaret (Sadro) Block on November 15, 1954, in Ruth. Adelaide attended Sts. Peter & Paul School and was a high school graduate. She was a lifelong homemaker and farmer, farming the land originally farmed by Jerome's father. Her son, Martin continues the family tradition currently farming the land. Adelaide was a very hard worker. She was a lifelong parishioner at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed reading, gardening, crosswords puzzles and helping others. Her priority was caring, cooking for and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Adelaide is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jerome; daughters, Carol (Jim) Parker, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Diane (Bill Grochowski) Block, Alpena, Elaine (Tony) Osentoski Ubly, Sharon (Darin) Booms Pemberville, Ohio; sons, Richard (Laurie Helewski) Block, Ubly, Martin (Deborah Kolar) Block, Ruth, grandchildren, Faith (Garrett) Jurges, Leah and Jillian Osentoski, Evan and Levi Block, Sarah (Ryan Lemanski), Kelsey and Morgan Block, Jacob and Madeline Booms; great grandchildren, Carter and Parker Jurges; sisters, Alice Sadro, Bad Axe, Rosalia Holdwick, Bad Axe; brothers, John Terbrack, Southgate, Donald (Nancy Koss) Terbrack, Harbor Beach; sister-in-law Delores (Harry) Roggenbuck, brother-in-law, Billie Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews. Adelaide was preceded in death by her parents, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, her daughter Mary Patricia in 1956, son Steven Gerard in 1964, grandson, Glenn Wade Osentoski in 1991; brothers, sisters and in-laws, Herbert (Janette Franks) Terbrack, Evelyn (Arthur) Learman, Jeanette (Frank) Seidl, Marvin (Jean Reid) Terbrack, Herman Terbrack, Rita (Arthur) Glaza, Marius Terbrack, Beatrice (Norman) Glaza, Matilda Johnson, Gerald Terbrack, Clarence Terbrack, Donna (Stimpfel) Terbrack, Kenneth Sadro, Richard “Dick” Holdwick; Jerome's sister, Evelyn (Ralph) Kramer. Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am, Monday, March 13 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth. Rev. Donald Eppenbrock will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Sunday from 2:00-8:00 pm and Monday at Church only from 10:00-11:00 am. There will be a Christian Mothers rosary Sunday at 4:00 pm and a parish vigil service at 7:00 pm. Both services will be at the funeral home. Memorials have been requested to the Family Discretionary Fund.
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

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