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Jerome John Block

July 22, 1933 — September 28, 2020

Jerome Block, 87 of Ruth, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020, at Meadow Lane Assisted Living, Bad Axe while under Hospice care.

Jerome was born at home in Ruth on July 22, 1933, son of John and Margaret (Sadro) Block. Jerome married Adelaide Terbrack, daughter of John and Cecilia (Booms) Terbrack, on November 15, 1954 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ruth.

Jerome attended Sts. Peter & Paul School. He was a lifelong parishioner at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth, where he was an usher. He was a lifelong farmer, farming the land originally farmed by his parents. He enjoyed every aspect of farming and was plowing fields yet last December.   He enjoyed reading, old tractors and was a train enthusiast. Jerome took great delight in spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandsons.

Jerome is survived by; daughters, Carol (Jim) Parker of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Diane (Bill Grochowski) Block of Alpena, Elaine (Tony) Osentoski of Ubly, Sharon (Darin) Booms of Pemberville, Ohio; sons, Richard (Laurie Helewski) Block of Ubly, Martin (Deborah Kolar) of  Block, Ruth; grandchildren, Faith (Garrett) Jurges, Leah (Travis) Korbel, Jillian Osentoski, Evan Block, Levi Block, Sarah (Ryan Lemanski), Kelsey Block, Morgan Block, Jacob Booms and Madeline Booms; great grandsons, Carter and Parker Jurges; Lucas, Ethan and Owen Lemanski; sisters-in-law, Alice Sadro, Bad Axe, Rosalia Holdwick, Bad Axe; Nancy (Koss) Terbrack, Harbor Beach, Delores (Gentner) (Harry) Roggenbuck, Harbor Beach; brothers-in-law, John Terbrack, Southgate, Billie Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jerome was preceded in death by his wife, Adelaide in 2017, his infant daughter Mary Patricia in 1956, son Steven Gerard in 1964, infant grandson, Glenn Osentoski in 1991; his parents, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, his sister Evelyn (Ralph) Kramer brothers-in-law and sisters and in-law, 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 and Donald Terbrack.

            Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Friday, October 2 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth. Rev. Matthew Federico, pastor, will officiate. Jerome’s final resting place will be next to his beloved wife, Adelaide, in the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery.

           

Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Thursday from 2:00-8:00 pm and Friday from 10:00-10:45 am at Sts. Peter & Paul Church only.  There will be a parish vigil service Thursday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

 

            Please consider making a memorial in Jerome’s memory to his family, care of his son, Martin.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, October 1, 2020

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

2091 E Main St, Ubly, MI 48475

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Prayer Service

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

Federal Forest Highway 13, Wetmore, MI 49895

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Visitation

Friday, October 2, 2020

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

7115 E Atwater Rd, Ruth, MI 48470

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 2, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

7115 E Atwater Rd, Ruth, MI 48470

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