In Memory of Justin Block

It is with great sadness that I share the devastating news that  my nephew,  Justin Block has passed on November 29th.

Those who knew Justin loved his beautiful, kind soul and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.  Justin had an affection for the arts, especially poetry and music. He loved to share his old and new favorites with his loved ones so they too could experience the happiness and comfort a good song or poem can bring. He had a strong interest in history and politics, calling out injustice when he saw it and advocating for those most in need.

Above all else, Justin’s greatest joy in life was being a dad.  We would like to help fulfill the dreams and goals he had for his children. 

The funds raised by this page will help offset the end of life costs from his sudden passing and to establish an education fund for his 6 year old twins, Harper and Kingston.

In honor of Justin, our family wanted to share a poem from one of his favorites, Gary Snyder:  

The Snow on Saddle Mountain

The only thing that can be relied on

is the snow on Kurakake Mountain.

fields and woods

thawing, freezing, and thawing,

totally untrustworthy.

it's true, a great fuzzy windstorm

like yeast up there today, still

the only faint source of hope

is the snow on Kurakake mountain.


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  • Patsy Fisher 
    • $50 
    • 24 d
  • Patricia Branham 
    • $30 
    • 1 mo
  • Beth Hargarten 
    • $75 
    • 1 mo
  • Robert Eckhardt 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Andrew Miller 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lori Sandvik 
Milwaukee, WI
Candice McGrath 
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