J. Eva Block

Josette Eva (Conger) Block, 82, of Gillett, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at ThedaCare Shawano.

Eva was born May 3, 1936, in Keshena to Theodore and Julia (Wishcobey) Conger. She was a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Shawano High School and Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee. On Dec. 22, 1956, she married Richard Block, and they lived in Milwaukee and West Allis before retiring to Gillett.

Eva was employed as a medical transcriptionist at various hospitals and clinics in the Milwaukee area for over 30 years. She enjoyed playing the accordion, going to the casinos and traveling throughout the U.S. with her family. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett.

Eva is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard Block; one daughter, Leslie Witty, of Orange, Mass.; three sons, David Block, of Shawano, Larry Block, of Portland, Ore., Paul (Maureen) Block, of Benicia, Calif.; grandchildren, Bill, Ted and Joe Block, and Clara Witty. Eva is also survived by her sisters, Ruby Reiter, Yvonne Veronda, Marcia Youngs, Opal (Larry) Dill, Elizabeth Rigatuso, Audrey Conger, Judith (Tony) Martinez; brothers, Bernard (Ruth) Conger, Larry Conger; sisters-in law Mary Conger and Patricia Conger; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Richard Jr., who died in infancy, four brothers and one sister, and one son-in-law, Dana Witty.

The family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers at Birch Hill Nursing Home, Serenity Gardens Assisted Living and ThedaCare Shawano Medical Center.

Memorial visitation for Eva will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 9-10:45 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 101 W. Main St., Gillett, WI 54124. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.

For information, please visit LegacyFuneralChapels.com or call 920-855-2144.