Gregory W. Locke
ALPHA - Gregory W. Locke, 65, of Alpha, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at home. Cremation has been accorded and memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Private burial will be at a later date in Clear Lake, Minnesota. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday prior to service 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, Minnesota, to Donald and Marie O'Konek Locke. He graduated from High School in Springfield, 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, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews especially Beth Waggoner of Surprise, Arizona and Mike Locke of Andalusia. His parents; a sister, Nancy Mills; and three brothers, Geoffrey, James and Jerry Locke; preceded him in death.
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