Patricia "Patty" Block, 60, of Waubay, passed away Monday, January 24, 2022 at her home in Waubay.
Memorial services will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday February 1, 2022 at Ortley Free Lutheran Church in Ortley. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Lakewood Cemetery near Waubay.
Condolences may be sent to Jessica Larsen PO Box 1, Waubay, SD 57273
Patricia Ann Peterson was born on August 24, 1961, to Clayton “Bud” and Shirley (Chapman) Peterson at Webster, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waubay. She attended school in Waubay and Webster. Later, along with her sister Wendy she obtained her GED at SDSU. She worked various jobs in the Day County area that included tending bar even as a child at her parents’ Bud & Shirley’s Tavern. She also worked for The Boys & Girls Club in Waubay, Enemy Swim, and Agency Village, as well as The Waubay Legion, The Exit by Toronto, Casey’s in Webster, Webster Liquor Store, Dakota Diner in Webster, The Longbranch in Grenville and The Hilltop by Pickerel Lake.
In 1979, she married Bruce Block at American Lutheran Church in Webster. To this union two children were born, Jessica and Kevin. She and Bruce later divorced. Later together with Elvis Block, she shared a daughter Britany and later another daughter Randi Jo was added to the bunch with DeEll Cleveland. Over time, Patty lived in Grenville, Toronto, Astoria, Brookings, Webster, and Waubay.
Throughout the years Patty was known as the “Neighborhood Mom”. She was proud of that title, to the say the least. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening. She also enjoyed car races, trips to the casino, fishing off the pontoon, and Chinese food. Above all else she adored time spent with her family.
Patty passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side at the age of 60 years and 5 months.
She will be sadly missed by her companion DeEll Cleveland of Waubay, SD, children: Jessica Larsen of Pickerel Lake, SD, Kevin Block of Waubay, SD, Danielle Landreville of Grand Forks, ND, Britany (Herschel) Pies of Webster, SD, and Randi Jo Cleveland of Madison, SD as well as eleven grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings James (Carole) Peterson and Wendy (Roger) Boschee both of Gillette, WY. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Tawney Rockwood and brother Dave Sedig.