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William (Bill) Long

Posted September 08, 2014 in Obituaries, Perry

May 22, 1930- September 5, 2014

William Long

William Long

Hastings Funeral Home in Perry is in charge of arrangements for William Willis Long, 84, of Quincy, IL formerly of Perry, IA. William died September 5, 2014 at the Veteran’s Home in Quincy. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry with visitation one hour prior to the service.

William Willis Long, son of Arthur Long and Esther Reynolds Long, was born May 22, 1930 in Panora, Iowa and died September 5, 2014 at the Veteran’s Home in Quincy. He was 84 years old. He was a Korean War vet. On February 14, 1954 William and Mary Alice Ridihalgh were united in marriage. They were blessed with two children Sally and Jack. The couple lived in Panora and William worked at Dave’s Alexandra Plumbing until June of 1965. After that the family moved to Wheeling, Illinois. William worked in maintenance at the Randhurst Shopping Mall at Mount Prospect until he retired in 1994. He took care of his wife Mary Alice until she passed away in March 1995. In the spring of 2008 he moved to Zion, Illinois where his son lived. Every six months he would go to visit Sally and her family in Iowa. In March 2014 he moved to Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy until he passed away. William loved to work in the yard, square dancing with his wife, and being with grandchildren. William is preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Alice, four sisters: Pauline Jergenson, Beaulah Peyton, Doris Wagaman, Barbara Wardlow, brother Ralph Long, niece Beverly Kingze, and nephew Doug Cave. He is survived by his daughter Sally Chapman (Don) of Murray, IA, son Jack Long (Theresa) of Zion, IL five grandchildren: Don W. Chapman, Teresa J. Chapman, Justin Long, Jessica Long (Damon Jackson) and Jacqueline Long and sister Ada Miller of Panora, IA, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Information provided by:
Hastings Funeral Home
1417 Second Street
Perry, IA 50220

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