Irmgard A.‘Inky’ Block (nee Toepel)

June 23, 1921 – July 27, 2012


Irmgard A. ‘Inky’ Block (nee Toepel) of Waukesha died Friday, July 27, 2012, at the age of 91. Irmgard was born June 23, 1921, in Manitowoc County, to the Rev. Karl and Lydia Toepel. 

She attended schools in Algoma and was a graduate of the Milwaukee Hospital School of Nursing. Inky was a first lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps 60th General Hospital, where she served in New Guinea and the Philippines from 1944 to 1945. She also worked as a staff nurse at the Milwaukee hospital, Waukesha Memorial Hospital and the medical clinic in Waukesha. Inky was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Inky is survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Block, who was awarded the Purple Heart while serving in the Combat Infantry 84th Division. Inky was also preceded by her parents, one sister and three brothers. 

There will be no visitation or service. Inurnment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park. 

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com or call 542-6609.