Donald R. Bloch, 45

Donald Ralph Bloch, age 45, of Howard Lake, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

A celebration of Donald’s life will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake (www.swansonpeterson.com).

Donald was born Aug. 9, 1971, in Staples, (Todd County), to Donald Raymond Bloch and Donna Lee Bridwell.

He worked for the City of Buffalo–Utilities, and enjoyed and did his job with great knowledge, determination, and a great sense of humor.

Donald enjoyed working on automobiles, fishing, and cooking. He was a handyman of many traits and skills. He also enjoyed his time with his family and children, cooking large meals during those family gatherings.

Integrity, hard-working, inspiring to others, and being purposeful was what Donald stood for. He will be dearly missed.

Donald is survived by his wife of 15 years, Heidi; his children, Robert (Chelsie), Michael, Brittany and Abby; grandchildren; parents; brothers and sister; nephews and nieces; along with other relatives and friends.

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