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Earl and Judy Check

Earl and Judy (Howe) Check and their children, Susan, Jane, and Arthur, were born, respectively, on March 24, 1932, near Madrid; October 17, 1937, in Spencer, Iowa; January 22, 1962, in Jonesboro, Arkansas; September 14, 1965, in Marshalltown, Iowa; and October 8, 1971, in Des Moines. They have lived near Madrid since 1974.

Judy is employed by Dallas Center-Grimes Schools as a special education teacher. Earl is a farmer and an attorney employed by Carriers Insurance Company in Des Moines. Susan is a student at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and Jane and Arthur attend the Madrid Schools.

The family attends St. John's Lutheran Church, where Judy and Jane teach Sunday School. Earl is in the choir.

Judy is also a member of Swede Point Questers, and is on the board of "Spare Wheels." She and Susan are members of P.E.O. Earl is a member of the Madrid Lions and on the Madrid Home for the Aging board.

Earl's immediate ancestors lived in or near Madrid, and were Swedish or of Swedish descent. His parents were Arthur and Eleanora (Cassel) Check; paternal grandparents were Anton and Tilda (Johnson) Check, and maternal grandparents John and Johanna (Hegberg) Cassel; his great-grandparents were: Carl and Inga Hegberg, Carl Johan and Ulricka Cassel, John A. ("Lyman") and Eva Johnson, and Jon(s) and Hannah Check; great-great-grandparents living here were: Hannah Persson (Check), Sarah Johnson, and Anna Dalander (and Peter and Catherine Cassel at New Sweden, Iowa). Earl's brother Ralph, and his wife, Carolyn, also live near Madrid; his brother, Merrill, at Indianapolis, Indiana, and his sister, Beth (Proescholdt) at Liscomb, Iowa.

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