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August 2010

Alton Block: A Brother Lost

Alton BlockMadison, WI: Alton D. Block, age 89 passed away at Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center following a courageous battle with cancer, August 4, 2010.

He was known for his sense of humor, wing tip shoes, and dress hat collection. He was widely known in the agricultural community, Kiwanis and numerous organizations. He was a lay speaker at the First Methodist churches in Shawano, Waupun, and Madison.
Alton graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1938. He attended the Eau Claire State Teacher's College then enrolled at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. With the sudden death of his father in 1940, he returned home to operate the farm for three years.

Summer Picnic 2010


This year’s Summer Picnic was hosted by Jim Petersen at his beautiful

home in Columbus, WI. He was kind enough to show us his apple orchard and his flock

of sheep before lunch. There were burgers, brats, a few very tasty pasta salads, and Nick

Witte and his wife even brought a smoked salmon.