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Daniel Joseph Block

Daniel Joseph Block, The man. The myth. The legend. Entered into his eternal life on January 8, 2021 after 57 magnificent years. Daniel was born March 13, 1963, as a child Daniel fell in love with baseball, church, fishing, and good music, passions he'd carry his entire life. Daniel went on to serve in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany. Daniel loved his time in Germany, he fell in love with the culture, the people, the food and of course the beer. Daniel came home to the US and filled his days with concerts, friends, parties, late night drives, long walks and enjoying all the little things life had to offer him. Daniel was never afraid to get dirty and was always willing to make time for play. With a booming and infectious laughter, bright eyes and a beaming smile, Daniel was often the life of the party. Daniel was a phenomenal father, brother, uncle, son, and friend. As an adult he loved to cook and honed his skills working in restaurants across the country. Daniel loved to fish and spent many days on the lake. Daniel loved spending time with his family especially his children. He was passionate about creating music he loved to play piano, guitar and sing especially karaoke. Daniel expressed himself through illustrations, paintings and music. Daniel truly believed in loving people despite their shortcomings, which may be one of the most valuable things we can learn from our time with him. Daniel is survived by his children, his siblings, his family and those who've had the pleasure of knowing him. Daniel is preceded in death by his father James Block, his sister Rose Butcher and a plethora of friends and family. Services for Daniel will be held at Avink Funeral home on January 15th, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm. While at Daniel's webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please take time to sign his guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with his family. The family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 5975 Lovers Ln., Portage, MI 49002. (269)344-5600.

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I knew Dan in Germany at the 21st Support Command where we were stationed, good friend. Rest Well Danny....

GINA Apr 29 2021 11:54 AM

You were not just my big brother, you were my friend. You helped me get rid of a huge burden I had carried for years. I will never forget your unconditional love for me. We definitely had our issues, you were an ass at times. I'm mad at you, I begged you to go to the doctors! You cheated , it's just not fair. I love you!

Ruth Portrum Jan 15 2021 12:02 PM

There are only a handful of favorite people in my life, and you were definitely in that group. I love you so much, and it breaks my heart to know that there are so many things I wont be able to share with you, so many memories I will miss on. While I am sad for not being able to make more memories, I will forever cherish the many memories that Ive been blessed to have with you. I remember all the times building forts with you, you forever setting off the smoke detector every time you cooked (even if there was no smoke), your delicious salsa, your bellowing laugh, goofy sense of humor, your smile, and the twinkle in your eyes. Weve grown so close over the years and I will forever cherish and remember you for the loving uncle you were. I will miss you so much uncle Danny. It breaks my heart to have to say goodbye, but I hope to see you again someday. Until we meet again :heart::cry:

Tia Portrum Jan 14 2021 9:55 PM

Taught me how to build my first outdoor shelter, patience's and always had a lil bit of advice(asked for or no lmfaooo) I love you man.

Chance Jan 14 2021 3:41 PM

I always called him DANO! He was a great guy and I always ask his opinion, and he had great advice! It was all unconditional! He didnt judge! I will miss you my friend! xoxo

laurie mesaros Jan 14 2021 3:33 PM

Daniel the best thing we did was the kids. I will take care of them!! You would be proud of pumpkin she did it for you. We laughed and cried. Today I say good bye to you. Love you in my own way. SUNSHINE.

Beckie Rocha Jan 14 2021 1:38 PM