Carl Martin Blok, 87, entered his heavenly home on March 5, 2022, at Cedar Grove Gardens. Carl was born to Abe and Maude Blok on November 29, 1934. He graduated from Oostburg High School. He was united in marriage to Delores Tenpas on May 2, 1959.
Carl was a Ford Dealer for over 40 years. After selling Del Car Motors he enjoyed working at Ongna Wood Products until he retired.
He was the 1st graduate of Oostburg Christian Grade School and served on the school board and supported the school financially. He also served on the Oostburg Village Board. He was a member of Oostburg Christian Reformed Church serving as elder and deacon. Longtime member of the Pine Haven Men’s Choir. He could always be heard humming or singing hymns around the house.
Carl loved the Lord and his family. He enjoyed attending family events, fished with his sons, gardening, liked playing Dominoes and Rummikub, traveling around the U.S. to see family and visiting national, state and county parks. He faithfully loved and cared for his first wife, Delores, until her death in 2008. He was endearing and loving to his current wife, Dorothy (Katsma), married on January 8, 2011.
Surviving him are his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Lois (Jim) Hodgell; grandchildren, Dale (Karla) Hodgell, Peter (Bethany) Hodgell, Brenda (Tyler) Burdick; son, Robert (Dawn) Blok; grandchildren, Alex (Lindsay), Jordan (Special Friend, Callie); son, Jim (Julie) Blok; grandchildren, Courtney (Nate) Quirt, Trevor & Abby; and 12 great-grandchildren; siblings; Margret Ogez of Tennessee, Ellen Mc Neese of Oostburg, Ernie (Dodie) Blok of Sheboygan, Phyllis (Carl) Nyhof of Oostburg, Glen (Judy) Blok of Menomonee Falls; brother-In-Law, David Symens of Minnesota. Carl is further survived by stepchildren; Terry (Nancy) Katsma, Tom (Mary) Katsma, John (Marlis) Katsma, Dale (Christine) Katsma, 13 grandchildren & 17 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Delores; parents, Abe & Maude Blok; parents-in-law, Bernard & Clara Tenpas; brothers-in-law, Jack Ogez and Jim McNeese; sisters, Ruth(Dick) Schroeder and Diane (Jim Vivian) and sister-in-law, Marge Symens.
A funeral service with military honors to honor Carl’s life will take place at the Christian Reformed Church of Oostburg on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 2:00 pm with Rev. Drew Zylstra officiating. Visitation will take place at church from 12:00pm until the time of service at 2:00 pm. A private burial will take place at Hartman Cemetery.
A livestream of the funeral service will take place at 2:00 pm by visiting Carl’s obituary page at www.wenigfh.com .
Special thanks to Cedar Grove Gardens and Bre from Sharon Richardson Hospice for their special care of Carl.
Memorials contributions can be made in his name to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice & the Oostburg Christian Grade School.
The Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the family.