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December 24, 2010
Reinbeck Courier

Alberta Mae Block 90, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Thursday, December 16, 2010, at Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center, Iowa. Funeral services were held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa, with Pastor Joel Love officiating. Burial followed at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck. Visitation was Tuesday, December 21, 2010, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at French Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. Memorials may be made to United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa in Alberta's name. To view the complete obituary or to send messages of condolence please visit our website at

Alberta was born on October 17, 1920 in Garwin, Iowa, to her proud parents Hans and Dorothy (Boldt) Jensen. She grew up in the Garwin, Traer and Gladbrook area. Alberta graduated from Gladbrook High School with the Class of 1939.

Alberta and Leroy Block were united in marriage on May 25, 1946 in Grundy Center, Iowa. They made their home on a farm south of Reinbeck and welcomed three children to their family. Alberta helped Leroy on the farm as well as raising their three sons. They retired in 1983 and moved to Reinbeck. In April of 2009 they moved to Grundy Center.

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Alberta loved to cook and spend time with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Alberta was member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a member of the Royal Neighbors and a devoted member of the Union Congregational United Church of Christ. Alberta's family remembers her as a strong, loving and wonderful mother. She will be missed and long remembered by her friends and family.

Alberta is survived by her husband Leroy; her children Steven (Arlene) Block of Waterloo, Iowa, Phillip (LaVonne) Block of Gladbrook, Iowa, Barry (Mary) Block of Grundy Center; her grandchildren Steven Block, Aaron Block, Ryan Block, Adam Block, Jared Block, Regan Dobbs; step grandchildren, Wyatt Hinders, Austin Hinders, Alicia Hinders; and 5 great-grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren; brother, Burdette (Ruth) Jensen of Waterloo. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers-in-law and their spouses, Leo (Elizabeth) Block and Harold (Clara) Dielman.



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