Cornelius "Clifford" DeBlock, age 74, of Hutchinson, husband of Shirley, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 30th, 2017, from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. and Wednesday, May 31st, from 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Elk's Prayer Service will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:30 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel.
Military Honors by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Cornelius Clifford “Cliff” DeBlock was born on November 20, 1942, in Frankfort, Kentucky. He was the son of Cornelius and Leota (Eadie) DeBlock. Cliff was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education in several different schools including Glenville, West Virginia, Bellepoint, West Virginia, Columbus, Mississippi, and Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Alabama. Cliff furthered his education at Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa.
Cliff entered active military service in the United States Army on June 16, 1967, in Denver, Colorado and served his country during the Vietnam War. He received an Honorable Discharge on June 8, 1969, at USA Personnel Center in Oakland, California, and achieved the rank of SP 5. Cliff received the national defense service medal, Vietnam service medal, and the Vietnam campaign medal.
On June 21, 1974, Cliff was united in marriage to Shirley Kulinski by his father, Reverend C. DeBlock in Montgomery, Alabama. He was blessed with two step daughters, Norine and Pauline. Cliff and Shirley resided in Hutchinson. They shared 42 years of marriage together.
Cliff worked at Spears Chiropractic Hospital in Denver, Colorado for several years. When Cliff moved to Hutchinson in 1974, he opened DeBlock Chiropractic Office. He retired in 2012.
Cliff was an active member of the Hutchinson Elks Lodge. He joined the Lodge in 1978 and served as Exalted Ruler (President) in 1985 and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees in 1995. He was also active with the annual Gun Show and many other Lodge and Club activities.
Cliff enjoyed taking trips to Texas to visit his step daughters and 6 grandchildren. He was very proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed every minute that was spent with them.
Cliff passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the age of 74 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Cliff is survived by his:
Wife, Shirley DeBlock of Hutchinson, MN;
Step Daughters, Norine Prather and her husband, Philip of Dallas, TX,
Pauline Kasal and her husband, Jeff of Talco, TX;
Grandchildren, Brendan and Marshall Prather, Daniel, Joseph, Hannah, and Lauren Kasal;
Sister and Brother-In-Law, Charlotte DeBlock and Norman Phillips of Birmingham, AL;
Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and many Friends.
Cliff is preceded in death by his Parents, Cornelius and Leota DeBlock; Brother-in-law, Wayne Evans, and Uncle and Aunt, Harlan and Donna Dee.