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Robert Check
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1919
Archbold
Fulton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1944
Leyte
Leyte Province
Eastern Visayas, Philippines

Final Rites Set for S-Sgt. Check

The body of S/Sgt. Robert Check will arrive Monday at 9:51 a.m. at the Stevens and Bush funeral home at Milan. S/Sgt. Check, the son of John and Filomena Check, was killed at Leyte Nov. 20, 1944. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception catholic Church at Milan with the Rev. Albert Flota officiating. Interment will be in the Marble Park Cemetery. Full military rites will be said Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Monday.

S/Sgt. Check was born in Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1919, and came to Milan with his family in 1928. They settled on a farm near Cone. He played ball with a Milan team before entering the Army and also played with an orchestra under the leadership of his father prior to coming to Michigan. He was employed at the Ideal Furniture Co. and at the Tecumseh Products. He enlisted in April 1941 in the infantry and was assigned to Co. E, 127 Regiment, 32nd Division of the Red Arrows.

S/Sgt. Check received his basic training at Camp Livingston, Ill., where he was sent from Camp Grant, Ill. He later was sent to Fort Devons, Mass., from where he left for overseas. His first assignment was in Australia. He later fought in the Battle of Buna, the Battle of Hollandia and the Battle of Aitape, all in New Guinea. He was seriously wounded Aug. 19, 1944, in the latter battle. For this he was presented with the Purple Heart and after his recovery was sent back into action. He was killed that following November at Leyte.

He held a Combat Infantrymanís Badge for exemplary service and a Good Conduct Medal.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his grandmother, Mrs. Anna Check of Czechoslovakia; a sister, Miss Anna Check at home; and two brothers, John J. Check, Jr. of Briton and Rudolph of Mooreville. Monroe Evening News, August 28, 1948
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Check (1894 - 1970)
  Filomena Fojtik Check (1894 - 1960)
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Check (1916 - 2003)*
  John Check (1917 - 2007)*
  Robert Check (1919 - 1944)
  Rudolph Check (1921 - 1994)*
  Henry Check (1937 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Marble Park Cemetery
Milan
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Nancy Stout
Originally Created by: Leta Knauss
Record added: Apr 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68365839
Robert Check
Added by: Leta Knauss
 
Robert Check
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Added by: G. William Whitworth Jr
 
 
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