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Longtime firefighter, curator of antique farm museum dies

6:35 PM, Mar. 8, 2013
Karl Block stands alongside Kay Block, his wife of 46 years, at the edge of the Grand Canyon during a trip in March 2012.
Karl Block stands alongside Kay Block, his wife of 46 years, at the edge of the Grand Canyon during a trip in March 2012.
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One of Wisconsin's first EMTs and the well-known curator of the I.S. Horgan Antique Farm Museum in Wausau for more than 20 years has died.

Karl L. Block, 75, was a familiar face at the museum from 1990 until March 2012, when he retired for health reasons. The museum, which is housed in the Marathon Park Exhibition Building and features exhibits of antique agricultural equipment, remains a family tradition. Norman Block, Karl Block's father, was the first curator of the antique farm collection, and Randy Block, Karl's son, took the helm last year.

"My dad grew up on a farm, and my mom grew up on a ...

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