Robert E. Long, 86, passed away at his residence in Van Wert Sunday morning, August 23, 2020.
He was born on July 1, 1934, in Van Wert County, the son of the late Lewis F. Long and Goldie Edna (Johns) Long Wade. On June 2, 1956, he married the former Marji Ann Edwards who also preceded him in death on June 10, 2013.
Family survivors include his daughter Donna Kay Wheeler of Van Wert; a son, Mark A. (Stacie) Long of Van Wert; five grandchildren, Dustin and Nicholas Wheeler, Jason (Britney Ridenour) Long, Kylie Long and Cooper Long; three great grandchildren, Aleah and Avianna Long and Noah Wheeler; a sister, Dorothy High of Portland, Indiana; and special friend of seven years, Joyce A. Owens.
Bob was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lewis and Dale Long; and six sisters, Grace Dreher, Gladys Lee, Betty Agler, Mildred Long, Helen Pastor, and Roberta Porter.
Bob attended Ohio City-Liberty High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked for many years at Lloyd Motor Sales in Rockford and retired from Harter Corporation in 1996. He was a member of the Ohio City United Methodist Church and Eureka Lodge #592, F. & A.M., Ohio City, and the American Legion Post 346 of Ohio City. He had also served as a volunteer on the Ohio City Fire Department.
A memorial services will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Bevington officiating. There will be calling hours 2 - 6 p.m., prior to the service. His ashes will be interred with his wife Marji’s at Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date.
Preferred memorials are to the Ohoi City Fire Department or the Ohio City United Methodist Church.
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