Ralph J. Long
1930 - 2021
Palmer Funeral Homes - Guisinger Chapel
3718 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
Ralph J. Long
South Bend - Ralph J. Long, 90 years old, passed away at Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 6:02 p.m. He was born in South Bend on December 18, 1930 to the late Chester J. and Elizabeth E. (Warner) Long. He was a U.S. Army Corporal Veteran serving in the Korean War. Ralph worked as a Regional Manager of Standard Federal Bank. On October 8, 1960 in Plymouth, IN he was united in marriage to Vernalee Bickel who survives.
Along with his wife, Ralph is survived by his daughter, Susan Peters of Elkhart, and son, James Long of Indianapolis. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Chantel and Nicole and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Coryell.
Over the years Ralph enjoyed golfing and going fishing on Lake Michigan. He was a member of the St. Joseph Lodge #45 F. & AM., and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend.
Memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home – Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St. South Bend, IN 46614.
Memorial contributions in Ralph's honor can be made to American Lung Association of Indiana, 115 W. Washington St. Suite 1180-South. Indianapolis, IN 46204. Online condolences may be left for the Long family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com
Published by South Bend Tribune from Jun. 26 to Jun. 27, 2021.
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I am sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. Sue, to you and your family I send my condolences. Be blessed.
Steve Closson
June 27, 2021
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