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Stanley Leonard (Mike) Long - December 15, 2009


Stanley Leonard ‘Mike’ Long, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born Oct. 9, 1929, at the family farm north of Palisade to James and Lucille (Towell) Long.
He spent his life farming and ranching on the farm south of Wauneta.
When he was younger he enjoyed hunting as a hobby. Visiting with friends was something he always enjoyed.
Preceding Stanley in death were his parents; three brothers, Charles, Wendell and Maurice and one sister, Gladyce Long.
Survivors include three sisters, Shirley Thacker, of Torrence, Calif., Glenda and husband Donald Milby of Hesston Kan., and Janet and husband Polo Solis of Mexico City, Mexico; sisters-in-law Violet Long of Wauneta and Betty Long of Manhatten Beach, Calif.; also nephew James Long and wife Annette and niece Linda and husband Dennis Leitner as well as a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held at the American Legion in Wauneta on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dennis Leitner officiating.
Organist was Elaine Roschewski. Hymn selections chosen were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Amazing Grace” sung by the congregation.
Honorary pallbearers were Marvin Gardner, Virgil Doetker, Gary Doetker, and Kent Doetker.
A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta was in charge of arrangements.