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Charles Allen Long, 78 of Mount Ayr, IA passed away on December 1, 2020 surrounded by his family. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be left to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.Cunnick-Collins
Charles was born on September 22, 1942 in Shannon City, IA to Allen and Bernice (Bastow) Long. He was united in marriage to Helen Swanson on September 26, 1970 in Omaha, NE.
Charles was a man of many work hats. He sheared sheep all over the United States. He owned and operated his own heating and air conditioning company. He raised purebred show sheep. Charles was the Superintendent MVF 4-H and open class sheep show. In later years he grew thousands of tomatoes and donated them. He was a member of Wishard Chapel Church in Mount Ayr, IA. He was a fixer of many things. He was a family man and will be missed.
Survivors include his wife, Helen, children, Mike (Kelly) Long from Land-O- Lakes, FL; Pam (Terry) Sullivan of London, Derry, NH; Eric (Kathy) Long of Davenport, IA; Allen Long and Jeanine Hernandez of Donahue, IA; and Cheryl Long-Diercks of Wheatland, IA. Grandchildren, Savanah, Amber, Shawn, Kealsey, Eric, Brandon, Blake, Brady and Blaine. Five great grandchildren, along with many special nieces and nephews. Sisters, Coleen (Wayne) Pickens and Becky Cook.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Ed, sister-in-law, Margaret, one cousin, Elton (Maria) Long, in-laws, Shorty and Mary Lou Swanson.
Many thanks to family and friends who helped throughout the years. A special thank you to the faculty of Creston Hospice, Scott County Hospice and Mount Ayr Hospital.

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