Robert Long
1931 - 2020
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Robert Long

Ankeny - Robert Eugene Long, 88, passed away peacefully in his sleep March 24, 2020, holding his daughter's hand, at MercyOne Hospice in Johnston, IA.

Robert was born November 12, 1931 in Davis County, Iowa to George and Elsie Long. He married Carol Sue Jackson from Bloomfield and they enjoyed 64 years of marriage.

Bob served in the Army in the Korean War. He graduated from AIB in Des Moines and became a bookkeeper. He worked at National Athletic Supply, then he was an independent bookkeeper, and then went on to have his own business selling automotive parts and supplies.

Bob is survived by his three children, Greg (Trina) Long of Keller, TX, Scott (Holly) Long of Dunwoody, GA, and Sharon (Jeff) Smith of Denver, IA; 7 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

His greatest joy in life was his children and grandchildren. Bob had great memories of the many trips to visit them. His belief was everything in moderation.

Bob's body will be cremated. Graveside burial along with his deceased wife, Carol Sue, will be held in the summer.

Memorial may be directed to MercyOne Hospice at 5820 Winwood Dr., Johnston, IA. 50131.

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Published in the Des Moines Register from Mar. 24 to Mar. 29, 2020.
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April 29, 2020
i miss you Grandpa.
Jennifer Long
April 2, 2020
So sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Scott, I remember meeting him when your family was in Dubuque to ski at Sundown. You and your family are in my prayers.
Diane Kopp
March 25, 2020
Although i did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr Long, I see that he is a relative of mine. My great grandfather was Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Long - a brother to George Long, Robert's father. I believe that would make him a cousin to my grandmother, Irene (Long)Brandon. Please let me express my sincere condolences for your loss.
-Marla Eller
March 24, 2020
I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. I'll remember his sense of humor and how much he loved all of you.
Gina Burket
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