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Dwayne Blocker

Dwayne A. Blocker

May 20th, 1926 - September 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Dwayne A. Blocker, 93, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Jenkins Living Center.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 23, 2019 at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer with Pastor Dan Ofstehage officiating. Mike Morgan will be the soloist accompanied by A.J. Sherrill.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, September 22nd at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD. Military Honors will be conducted by Codington County Post 17 of the American Legion and SD Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team of Watertown.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Dwayne's many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

Active Pallbearers will be Michael Achterberg, Robert Achterberg, John Lunzman, Andrew Christianson, Adam Christianson, Bryce Blocker, Devin Blocker, Clayton Blocker, Aaron Christianson and Paul Blocker.

Dwayne Awdrey Blocker was born on May 20, 1926 to Awdrey and Pearl (Gray) Blocker in Mitchell, SD. He grew up in Watertown and attended school through the 11th grade. He entered the United States Army in 1944 at the age of 17 and served with the 87th Infantry Division in Germany during World War II. Dwayne obtained his GED while serving in the Army. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

On June 21, 1947 he married Marian LaVonne Hanson at Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown. Dwayne was superintendent for Cretex-SD Concrete Products in Watertown for over 40 years and retired at the age of 62. His beloved wife, Marian passed away on March 7, 1995.

Dwayne was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Watertown Elks Lodge and Jeans and Janes Square Dancing Club. He enjoyed hunting, polishing rocks to make jewelry, antiques and restoring old furniture. Dwayne also enjoyed having coffee with his coffee group and was the last surviving member. He loved living at the lake where he enjoyed boating and fishing. After his retirement, Dwayne spent many hours tinkering in his garage.

Dwayne is survived by his children, Cheryl (Ray) Achterberg of Watertown, SD, Steven Blocker of Marietta, OH, Barbara (Bill) Lunzman of Watertown, SD, Karen (Leo) Klucas of Florence, SD, Julie (Cal) Christianson of Sioux Falls, SD, Brian Blocker of Watertown, SD and James Blocker of Sacramento, CA; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 9 great great-grandchildren and two more on the way; a sister-in-law, Josephine Blocker of Rapid City, SD; numerous extended family, cousins, nieces and nephews; and his special friends, Dennis and Karen Lumphrey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Marian; his sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn (Bob) Dwyer; one brother, Roger Blocker; two grandchildren; and one niece and three nephews.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday September 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday September 22nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday September 23rd, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday September 23rd, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
    Address
    2001 2nd St NW
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Dan Ofstehage
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Hope Cemetery
    Address
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Kathy Hoftiezer

Posted at 07:30pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Deepest sympathy Greg & Kathy Hoftiezer
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Gary Timmerman

Posted at 09:15pm
Dear Blocker family- our sincere and deepest regrets to you all on the passing of Mr. Blocker. We were all saddened to learn of his passing but realize he’s together with Mrs. Blocker (Marion) and that makes us smile. They’re both missed but fondly remembered. Hard to believe how time marches on for all of us. Pray you’re all doing well. Your backyard neighbors- Bill, Judy(Bauer), Gary and Bob Timmerman

Cindy Papstein

Posted at 01:06pm
I remember Mr. Blocker visited uptown often, a kind lovely man.
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Posted at 08:11pm
Grandpa, we cherish the memories we have of you and our time together. You are so loved and will be missed. Until we meet again...
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Posted at 03:23pm
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