Dale Arthur Long 78, died May 26, 2015 at the Keokuk County Health
Center in Sigourney, Iowa. He was born December 10, 1936 to James
and Marjorie Keck Long in Gallatin, Missouri. He graduated from
Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California in 1955. He
moved back to Iowa and on July 26, 1958 he married Kathryn Ann Smich
in Sigourney. They lived near Sigourney and moved to Hayesville in
1966. He was employed at Amana Refrigeration from 1958 to 1991 and
later drove for the Star Mail Route from 1991 to 2001. Dale served
in the Air National Guard, received his private pilotís license and
trained many future pilots. He loved motorcycles and traveling with
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Kathryn on
September 24, 2014, and step mother Bonita Long.
He is survived by his two daughters, Sherrie (Richard) Casper of
Hayesville, Connie (Bryon) Hershey of Oskaloosa, four grandchildren
Stephanie Casper Anderson, Ryan Hershey, Michael Hershey, and
Tiffany Hershey Rockwell, seven great grandchildren, three sisters
Janice (John) Germain of Lexington, Michigan, Nancy (Dale) Adams of
Croswell, Michigan, Janet (Ralph) Simonian of Long Beach,
California, one brother George (Joyce) Hammond of Lake Forest,
California, a sister-in-law Ida Mae Lance of Hayesville.
Saturday May 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Holm Funeral Home
Burial: Pennington Cemetery South of Sigourney
Visitation: Friday 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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