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Obituary for Gary Long

Gary D. Long, son of Floyd W. and Esther M. (Plahn) Long, was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on August 5, 1948. Gary departed this life on September 25, 2018 in rural Dickinson County, west of Estherville, Iowa, as a result of an accident, at the age of 70.
He moved with his family to Jackson, Minnesota in 1955, graduated from Jackson High School and then completed the electricians course at Southwest Minnesota Vocational School, graduating in 1968. Gary then served his country in the U.S. Army from 1968 through 1969.
Gary was employed as an electrician and he also farmed, later helping area farmers during planting and harvesting seasons.
Gary was a member of Wallingford Lutheran Church.
Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, listening to music, walking, and watching movies. His real passion was bike riding, going for long rides in the countryside.
Gary is survived by his step-sisters, Susan Coe of Minnetonka, Minnesota and Karen (Jerry) Vacura of Jackson, Minnesota. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Don Long, Russell Long, Earl Long, Jack Long; step-father, Curtis Nelson; step-brothers, Dennis Nelson, Eugene Nelson and Dean Nelson.
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