Mr. John F. "Jack" Long, 82, passed away on February 23, 2014 at the Madrid Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 26, 2014 after 4:00 p.m., with the family present from 6-7:30pm at Iles Sundberg- Kirkpatrick Chapel in Madrid. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.
John was born on October 10, 1931 in Boone County, the son of John and Ruth (Reichenbach) Long. He graduated from Luther High School and attended Iowa State College and U.C.L.A
. John served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict
. He was a farmer, and in his younger years, enjoyed raising and showing purebred shorthorn cattle. His home farm is a Heritage Farm which his great great-grandfather, John Long, purchased in 1851. John enjoyed hotrod Fords and nature.
John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by numerous cousins and their families.
Memorials may be directed to the Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Street, Madrid, Iowa 50156, in John's name.