|Raymond F. Block, 93, of McHenry, IL passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017, at
Fox Point Manor Assisted Living in McHenry.
He was born on April 15, 1924, in Melrose Park, IL; to Harry and Jennie (Norton) Block.
Raymond served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. He worked at the Woodstock Die
Casting company until retirement. Raymond was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church,
the Harvard Moose Lodge, Golden Agers, and various Square-Dancing Clubs. He
enjoyed fishing and traveling by train to see his relatives.
On May 29, 1949 Raymond married Bernice G. Young at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Harvard, IL. She preceded him in death on May 11, 2007.
Survivors include their two children Gerald (Carol) Block of Marengo and Cheryl
(Robert) Grasley of Harvard; grandchildren Carrin (Joe) Cole, Catherine (Kenneth)
Renner, Aaron (Daneen Rushinski) Grasley, and Jeffrey (Alissa) Block; great
grandchildren Allison and Joey Cole, Skylar and Austyn Block, and Kyle and Garrett
Renner; one brother Richard Block of Montana; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, two brothers Harry W. Block and
Robert Block and three sisters Evelyn Wede, Jeanette Farver and Barbara Bentley.
Visitation will be 9:30- 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Saunders &
McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St. Harvard, IL 60033. Services will follow at
11:00 a.m.,with Pastor Elizabeth Martin officiating. Interment will be in McHenry County
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 504 E. Diggins
St. Harvard, IL 60033.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.saundersmcfarlin.net.
For more information call the funeral home at 815-943-5400.