Bruce Neil Blok passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at the age of 62. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI on February 23, 1960, to the late Cornelis and Cornelia (Moerdyk) Blok. Bruce married Kimberly Schoonbeck on July 8, 1983 and she survives him. Together God blessed them with 5 loving children; Braden (Sarah) Blok, Kristin (Daniel) Hinkle, Jenica (Andrew) Schipper, Travis (Shadriana) Blok, and Brennon (Abagail) Blok; 13 grandchildren who called him “Grumpy” and were close to his heart; Tenley, Gavin, Autumn and Kara Blok, Graham, Isla, Oliver and Edison Hinkle, Siena, Holland and Romee Schipper, Wesley and Annabelle Blok. Also surviving are his 4 siblings, Thomas (Joan) Blok, Gary (Meloni) Blok, John (Florentien) Blok, Carrie Blok; mother and father-in-law, Gera and Kenneth Schoonbeck; brothers in law, Steve (Kelly) Schoonbeck, Joel (Linda) Schoonbeck, and several nieces and nephews.
He was co-owner and operator of Blok Builders Inc. and was known for his strong work ethic and attention to detail. He viewed employees as family and tried to cultivate a close-knit company atmosphere.
Bruce was an avid photographer and outdoor enthusiast. His passions were birdwatching, hiking, and family camping trips. In recent years he and Kim were able to spend many weeks on the road with their travel trailer and beloved dog Lacey. They covered many miles throughout the western half of the US, enjoying time together, hiking and taking thousands of photographs.
He also enjoyed cooking and good food and loved having the family gather around the grill.
Bruce placed his faith in his Lord Jesus, and cherished spending time in His Word.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 11:00 am in the chapel of Calvary Bible Church 855 S. Drake Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49009. The family will receive friends and family on Monday, September 19, 2022, at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services 3926 S. 9th St. Kalamazoo, MI 49009 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm. Private family burial will take place at Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillman Cancer Center for Research, Kalamazoo Christian Schools, or Providence Christian School in memory of Bruce Blok. To leave an online condolence, please visit https://www.langelands.com