Beverly Marie Block, Winona, MN, passed into eternal life surrounded by her family on Friday, January 3, 2020. Bev slipped away on the same day her dearly awaited great grand-daughter, Ivy, was born. Bev was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend.
Bev was born to Thomas and Mabel (Jacobson) Hunter in Galesville, WI, on July 4, 1940. As a young girl she enjoyed picking apples, riding horses and spending time with her 3 sisters.
Bev graduated from Winona Senior High School in 1958. On June 25, 1960, she married Robert T. Bautch, they made their home in Milwaukee, WI, and had 5 children. In Milwaukee, Bev was a homemaker, Girl Scout leader, and an active PTA member. Bob and Bev later divorced.
On May 11, 1985, Bev married the love of her life, Michael Block. Bev told Mike it was a package deal and he gladly welcomed a house full of crazy kids and chaos.
Bev and Mike enjoyed life and loved each other with all of their being. It was a true love story. They were inseparable. It is for Mike that we are the most heart-broken.
Together they loved spending time with friends on the river and on their bus, traveling, trips to Black River Falls, hosting lots of clever house parties, and camping.
Christmas with family was Bev's favorite time of the year and she thoroughly enjoyed that even in 2019. She was an excellent cook and always showed her love with a meal, very often around a beautifully set table; other times around a picnic table and camp fire. Bev loved her Green Bay Packers and collecting beautiful things including Christmas ornaments, music boxes, rocking horses, Coca-Cola products, and Wizard of Oz figurines to name a few.
Bev will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Mike; children, Alan (Lori) Bautch, Kim Trainor, Shane (Tiffany) Bautch, and Bob (Cindy) Bautch; grandchildren Erica (Adam) Lopez, Luke Bautch, Chloe and Tia Trainor, Jaxson Bautch, Andrea (Dave) Delsing; and great-granddaughter, Ivy Lynn Lopez; sisters, Jean (Roger) Flattum, Pauline Crilly, and Sandy Hunter; brother-in-law, Rick (Debbie) Block; plus many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends; and her precious pups, Hanna and Nahnie.
Bev was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Rick; and Mike's parents, Albert and Beverly Block.
As we say goodbye and honor her, we invite you to a Celebration of Life at 12 p.m., Saturday, January 11, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Winona. Pastor Joe McConkey will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30am until the time of the service. Please join Bev's family for lunch following her service. Bev will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Luke Bautch, Chloe Trainor, Tia Trainor, Dave Delsing, Adam Lopez, Jon Duffy, Craig Schultz, and Mike Szczepanski. Honorary Pallbearers will be Erica Lopez, Andrea Delsing, and Jaxson Bautch.
Feel free to wear Packer gear as Bev loved her Green Bay Packers!
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So sorry to hear of your loss, you have my deepest sympathy.
Mary Carlson (Hinkley)
So sorry for loss. We know that God holds Beverly in the palm of his hands. God bless her family and friends.🙏🙏🙏
So sorry for your loss Bob and family! My thoughts are with you all!
We are sincerely sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. Sympathy to you Mike and your family.
You will be missed Bev. Our condolences to Mike and family. Sonny and Donna Roedeske
I am truly saddened with her passing, she was a warm and caring person. She will be missed by many but never forgotten. Mike my friend, you were very lucky to of had her in your life for the time you had together. My heart felt condolences to her family. It seems the truly good leave us to soon. 💜
Back in our high school days, Bev and I took Drivers Training together. I am sad to learn of her passing.
Carol Ledebuhr Burgmeier
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Bev was a wonderful person and we so enjoyed many days on the river, bus trips and Christmas parties. She loved to host and organize so many fun outings. We were able to visit with her at Money Creek last summer for a bit and talk about all our fun times. We will not be able to make it on Sat as we will be out of town. Please know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you all... God Bless. Cindy and Chuck Westby
Deepest sympathy to Bev's family. Very sorry for your loss.
My deepest love and sympathy for Bevs family. It was my privilege to know Bev, Mike and the Munchkins. To go to there home showed the deep love she had for family. I will truly miss her friendship and presence. You were all blessed with a wonderful woman.
My deepest sympathy in the passing of your beautiful mother. You are so blessed to have her for your mother. She's will always be with you ❤️.
Love you Mama ❤️
Much love to you Bev. I am honored to have had you in my life for so many years. You and your family are, and always will be a huge part of my life. Mike please know that dad and I are always here no matter what you may need. Many hugs and much love to you and all of the Bautch families.
So happy to have seen Bev this summer when the girls from the class of 58 had lunch. So sorry for your loss.
Jeannette (Oldendorf) Colbenson
God Bless your Family at this most difficult time. There are many
memories to keep Bev in your hearts at all times.
We send our condolences to the entire family. Our hearts are heavy with the loss, but glad that you are no longer suffering Aunt Bev. You will be missed by many.
Rest in Peace
Love, Shawn, Sandrine, Julia, and Allan Crilly
When Bev was a member of our family....she organised many family reunions, and did an amazing job....
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