Obituary: Arnold ‘Arnie’ Block

Arnold “Arnie” Block, 70, of Newton died on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016.

He was born to Gus and Velna on Aug. 7, 1946, in Newton. He joined the Army Reserve right out of high school and served as a drill instructor for two years.

Arnie married Patricia in 1987 and formed a special bond with his stepchildren Jack, Larry and Michelle.

Arnie was an avid hunter and fisherman; even as a child, he had great interest in the hobbies. He shared his love of the outdoors with his nephew, Ron and stepson, Jack, taking them pheasant hunting, bow hunting and fishing. Arnie worked as a truck driver and a warehouse foreman throughout his career.

He was preceded in death by parents, Gus and Velna Block; and wife, Patricia Block. He is survived by stepsons, Jack Newingham and Larry Newingham; stepdaughter Michelle Dunham; sister Karolynn (Michael) Pearman; nephew, Ron Hays; and niece, Jennifer Lynn Anderson  

A Memorial Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Memorials are suggested to WildTrust Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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