Donna Rose Block

March 10, 1943April 7, 2019

Donna Rose Huck-Block, 76 of Bayard, Nebraska passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 after a brave 38-year battle with Addison’s disease with her family by her side in Waco, Texas. She was born to Manuel and Kathryn (Schwindt) Huck, March 10, 1943 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Donna graduated from Bayard High School in 1961 and received a BA in Elementary Education from University of Wyoming in 1964. She then went on to get a Masters of Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska in 1979 and was a proud member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She met the love of her life, Ron Block, at 16 when he was a carry out boy at the Coop Food Store and they married on August 18, 1963 and were happily married for 55 years. Donna is survived by her husband Ronald Block, their only child Denise Block-Van Amburgh and her husband Ronald Van Amburgh, Jr. She is also survived by her two grandchildren who were the apple of her eyes Ron III and Brittany. Donna loved teaching Kindergarten and 4th grade at Bryant Elementary. She later became the Media Specialist at Lincoln Heights, Roosevelt and Longfellow Elementary Schools. Her teaching career spanned 32 years until she retired in 1996. Donna was a loving and doting mother, but even a more loving and caring grandmother. She loved to scrapbook, sew and bake with Brittany and followed Ron’s III athletic career and helped him gain his Eagle Scout. Later in life, she enjoyed her Ladies of Corte Bella group in Sun City West, Arizona as well as, supporting Ron and Denise with their horse racing and breeding business’s. Donna and Ron along with her daughter Denise and Ron purchased her first race horse, Mr. PYC To You, who won the 2017 Champion of Champions. It is the most prestigious race in Quarter Horse Racing and it was the largest major race upset in racing history at 60:1. Her funeral service will take place at the Scottsbluff First United Methodist Church on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday between 7-9 pm at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel. The family asks that friends and family make donations in support of the Shriners Children’s Hospital, in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be left at


  • Doug Block, Casket Bearer
  • Ryan Feltes, Casket Bearer
  • Ken Huck, Casket Bearer
  • Matt Huck, Casket Bearer
  • Patrick Moranville, Casket Bearer
  • Jeff Wengler, Casket Bearer
  • Gary Moranville, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Maurice Block, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ron Van Amburgh, Sr., Honorary Pallbearer

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children


  • Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2019

Donna Rose Block

have a memory or condolence to add?

Marcia Schlichtemier

April 11, 2019

I knew Donna through bridge club and our teaching together at Bryant School and Longfellow School. Our teacher's motto is "Teaching is to touch a life forever" Donna touched many lives through her teaching. She will live on in the memories of all the lives she touched. May your wonderful memories you have of Donna see you through this difficult time. Remember the smiling, laughing, talking, sharing, caring and loving . Love and God Bless , Marcia Schlichtemier

Laurie Bauer

April 11, 2019

To the family,
Donna was one of my supervisors in the library during my student teaching in the fall of 1982. She went to bat for me during an observation. She showed me what it meant to stand up for what you believe and how to defend yourself doing it! She was a very influential person personally and career wise. I have many found memories of my time with her. She will be dearly missed by those who knew her! My deepest condolences to the family.

Diana Arnold

April 10, 2019

To all the family,

I am sorry for your loss all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I remembered when we were taking dance lessons together along with Uncle Ron and Aunt Donna. I enjoyed every time we had those lessons sure had fun and it was a great way to exercise. She will be greatly missed.

With all my love,