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Delbert L. Block

HUSON — Delbert L. Block, 85, passed into the presence of his living Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023.  He left his physical body, and his spirit entered the eternal presence of Jesus.  He had numerous aches and ailments but never complained of any pain and he peacefully passed away at home.

 Delbert began his long career for John Deere dealerships by working at Davies Equipment in Ronan where he worked for 12 years. During that time Del helped run the store and helped so many ranchers and farmers all over western Montana.  We affectionately called him “Western Montana’s Parts Peddler,” which was the title on his business cards.  He could pick out and remember whatever part was needed correctly without looking it up. He had a real gift for numbers. After 12 years he was asked to come to the Missoula John Deere store (Davies Farm Supply) to manage their parts department. Delbert moved his family to the Huson/Frenchtown area where they raised their children. Delbert was especially grateful for Ken Williams and family who continued the John Deere tradition in Missoula with Triple W Equipment.

Delbert would want you to know that you can know for certain your eternal destination when your physical life is over. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) 

Del was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.  He is survived by his wife, Jeanette of 60 years, his three children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.


“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” (Psalm 116:15)


A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, at 3 p.m. Frenchtown Community Church, 16250 Mullan Road, Frenchtown, MT 59834.


Go to the website for Sunset Funeral Home in Missoula to read the full obituary and leave condolences.

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