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William Frank Check

June 7, 1931 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

William Check, age 90 of Cottage Grove, passed away April 25, 2022. 

Memorial service will be 11 am, Thursday, May 5, 2022, with visitation one hour prior at Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, 6875 Jamaica Ave. S., Cottage Grove.  Interment Cottage Grove Cemetery.

William Frank Check was born June 7, 1931, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to Frank and Vernetta Check.  He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1950 and went on to serve in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1955.  After his honorable discharge, William returned to Stevens Point where he attended college to pursue a degree with a math and science emphasis.  It was there that he met the love of his life, Lois Smith at a popular college gathering spot and they were united in marriage on September 1, 1956.  William completed his degree and was employed by Remington Rand Inc., which later became Sperry Univac where he was involved in the early stages of computer programming.  He retired in 1993 after 32 years with the company.

He and Lois enjoyed travelling, which included trips to Norway and various places in Europe and road trips around the United States.  Following one of his trips to Norway, he took up an interest in rosemaling, but his favorite hobby was building and flying radio-controlled model airplanes.  William was a member of the 3M Airplane Club for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Vernetta; brothers Franklin and James.  William is survived by his wife Lois; children Bill (Cindy) and Kathy (Kevin) Gunning; grandchildren Jason (Hannah), Sara (Taylor), Sam (Elizabeth), Lauren, Will and Holly; great-grandchildren Riley and Iris as well as several nieces and nephews.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in William's service via livestream, you can watch the service on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 11:00 am.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 5, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church
6875 Jamica Ave S.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Memorial Service
Thursday
May 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church
6875 Jamica Ave S.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Interment

Cottage Grove Cemetery
10999 70th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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