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Ralph Long

Ralph Long, 72, of Antwerp, formerly of Payne passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Antwerp Manor.

Ralph was born in Payne on June 16, 1946 a son of the late June (Negus) and Orville Long.

He was a custodian at Polk Center Government Hospital.

He is survived by his children, Jason (Stacy) Long & Suzanne Long; siblings, Donald & Tim Long; 7 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Sharon Long & Marietta Riley.

Private arrangements were made through Dooley Funeral Homes of Antwerp & Payne.

Fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com  

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I knew Ralph from The Antwerp Community Church. He was such a delight and had an awesome wit. We enjoyed bantering back and forth and I recall some good conversations on the occasions I would pick him up and take him back to the hotel when he was out and about getting groceries. He had a sweet kind spirit. So sorry for your loss.

David mad Stephanie McCullough Dec 8 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Jason, Suzanne, Don, Tim and families..... Was saddened to receive news here in Arizona of your Father and Brother's death. Despite the fact that he was seven years older than me, I knew him fairly well and it was always good to stop and visit with him as his time and mine permitted. One such time, I recall, took place several years ago, after I ran into him at the Antwerp Community Church where we visited and then had lunch together in Defiance at the 'Asian Buffet'. We had a great time that day, visiting until we ran out of things to talk about and singing to some of the oldies 'tunes' I had on a couple cd's in my truck as we traveled back and forth from Defiance to Antwerp. Such a good time...and one that I will forever remember as I reflect on the life of your Dad and Brother. May he rest in peace and may God comfort you folks at this sad time. You have my sympathy.

Jim Hooker Nov 27 2018 12:00 AM