Raymond L. Check age 97, of Prairie du Chien passed away on Friday January 22, 2021 at Crossing River Healthcare in Prairie du Chien. He was born on April 16, 1923 in Prairie du Chien, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (White) Check. Raymond married Virginia Stoeffler on October 8, 1948 in Prairie du Chien. He worked for Steiner Construction for many years. Raymond was a proud veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army at Normandy Beach on the second day. He was an avid fisherman, gardener, and a very religious man. He always volunteered at church functions and the nursing home. He is survived by his sons, Raymond (Pam) and David Check, three grandchildren: Regina, Eric, and Amy, five great-grandchildren: Kadence, Matthew, Austi, Calleigh, and Alexandra, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia, his parents, his brothers Phillip and Arthur, his sisters, Josie Cipra, Mae Balk, and Rosella Stagman.
A private Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish with Inurnment in Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien, WI. Military honors will be accorded by the Prairie du Chien Honor Guard. A Celebration of Raymond’s Life is being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Crawford County Veterans Service Office. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family.
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