Gregory W. Locke, age 65, of Alpha, Illinois died Tuesday October 18, 2016 in his home. Cremation has been accorded and Memorial services will be 7:00 PM Thursday at the Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Private burial will be at a later date in Clear Lake, MN. Visitation is from 5-7 PM Thursday prior to services at the funeral home where a memorial fund will be established. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
He was born April 11, 1951 in Worthington, MN to Donald and Marie O’Konek Locke. He graduated from High School in Springfield, Illinois and graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island.
Greg was employed as a Quality Engineer and Production Supervisor at Deere and Company in Moline. He was instrumental in implementing Quality Control checks that were ground breaking and adopted throughout the manufacturing industry.
He was of the Catholic Faith and enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his longtime companion of 30 years, Douglas Lindahl, his sister, Claudia Locke of Deer River MN and several nieces and nephews especially Beth Waggoner of Surprise, AZ and Mike Locke of Andalusia, IL
His parents, a sister Nancy Mills, and 3 brothers, Geoffrey, James and Jerry Locke preceded him in death.