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Dale Long


   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 his wife. 
   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. 

Funeral Service: 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.

Memorial: Sigourney Veterans for Flags



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