Delbert “Del” Block

Delbert “Del” Block

Delbert “Del” Block

Cedar Rapids

Delbert “Del” Block, 97, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023, at the Gardens of Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.

Delbert was born on Aug. 12, 1926, in Franklin County, Iowa, the son of Conrad and Jennie (Uben) Block. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1943. After graduation, Del attended Ellsworth College and earned his Business Administration Degree in 1948. Del served as a Radioman from 1944 to 1946 in the United States Navy. He was united in marriage to Delores Muessigmann on June 27, 1948, at Grant Center Church. In 1954, Del began working as an office manager for Iowa Electric Light and Power (IEL&P). His job relocated him to Marshalltown, Sibley, Spirit Lake, and Cedar Rapids. Del was appointed General Commercial Manager and proudly retired in 1987, from the IEL&P general office in Cedar Rapids. IEL&P is now Alliant Energy.

Del was a long-time member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. He was President of Statewide Republican Lincoln Club, and he was a proud American. Everyone who knew him knew exactly where he stood politically! He volunteered in many charitable organizations in each community where they lived. Del and Dee enjoyed many friendships, travel, golf, walking, and time spent wintering in Florida. Family was the highlight of his life. Del was the head cheerleader for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always loved hearing about their many accomplishments.

Survivors include his two daughters Debbie (Tom) Hedges of Eagan, Minn., and Delinda Byers of Cedar Rapids, five grandchildren,n Brandon, Abby, Aaron, Callie, and Megan; nine great-grandchildren, two brothers Dean and Edward and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife Dee, son Timothy, and twin brother Dale.

In lieu of flowers memorials will be directed by the family to his favorite charities.

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