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Jacqueline Dee Shipley Block

Jacqueline Dee Shipley Block

Jacqueline "Jackie/Jack" Block, 58, of Brainerd, MN passed away March 15th, 2019, peacefully with her husband, children, and grandchildren at her side after a long battle of medical issues. She was born to Priscilla Shipley on April 15, 1960 in Chicago, IL and attended Brainerd Senior High School. She married Daniel J Block of Hillman, MN on August 9th, 2001. She was a free spirit who loved anything to do with the wild, outdoors, and music. She loved her animals and was always bringing home new pets. She loved the woods, playing in the water (waterskiing barefoot), tending to her flowers and plants, camping, fishing, hunting, canning, attending many many concerts, and spending as much time with her children and grandchildren as she could. Her passion was pushing herself to the limit with her chainsaw carvings and seeing what she could create next. Her artistic creations can be seen throughout Brainerd including her Vikings carving she did for The Pitstop in downtown Brainerd. She is survived by her husband Daniel J. Block of Hillman, son Shane (Sara) Christensen of Brainerd, daughters Desirae Christensen of Apple Valley and Abby Christensen of Gonvick, step-children DJ Block of Sartell and Michelle (Jason) Wharton of Elk River, grandchildren Emily Christensen, Mikaela Wharton, Christina Block, Kaydence Klingaman, Arianna Dommer, Anna Christensen, Jaylyn Wharton, Cade Wharton, Noah Omang, David Block, Alexa Wyatt, and Jonas Omang, her sisters Donna Majava, Pearl Shipley, and Susan Zajac, the Krueger Family, and many other relatives. She is preceded in death by her daughter Jessica Christensen and both of her fathers, Donald Strand and Ralph Shipley both of Chicago, IL. If anyone knew how to find the fun in life it was Jackie and that's exactly what she did, living it to the fullest. She was able to see the good in everyone and was always happy, dancing, singing and just plain enjoying everything life had to offer. There will be a celebration of her life later in spring and a memorial will be in the Baxter Cemetery.