Velma Ruth Block, 90, of Dubuque passed away Friday December 15, 2017 at UnityPoint Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Private family services are being held.
Velma was born March 9, 1927 in Decorah, Iowa the daughter of Oscar and Ruth (Bechtel) Holm. Velma graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1946. She married the love of her life Lavern W. Block on October 10, 1953 in Dubuque, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1985.
Velma was employed at Stanley Home Products where she did office work for many years. Velma left Stanley Home Products in 1954 to be a full time stay at home Mom for her daughter Deborah.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Deborah Ann Block of Dubuque, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lavern W. Block, her parents Oscar & Ruth Holm, her three brothers Ralph Holm, Kenneth Holm, Arnold Holm, in-laws Eldo Block & Mabel Block.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made out to the Velma Block Memorial Fund and mailed to Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home at 2659 JFK Rd, Dubuque, Iowa 52003 for the family.