Date/Time September 14, 2006/2:00 PM
601 New York Avenue
Creston, IA 50801
Date/Time September 15, 2006/10:00 AM
| Darrell Long, 83, of Creston, died Tuesday September 12, 2006 at Creston Nursing and Rehab. Center. A Memorial Mass will be at 10 am Friday September 15, 2006 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Fr. Leonard Kenkel will officiate. Burial will be in the (Jerusalem) Evergreen Cemetery northeast of Creston. Open visitation will be 2-8:00 pm Thursday with family receiving friends from 6:30-8 pm and a 7:30 pm Christian Wake Service, all at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials may be directed to the Staff of Creston Nursing & Rehab Center. Flag presentation will be by the Theodore J. Martens VFW Post #1797 of Creston.
Darrell Long was born August 3, 1923 in Clearfield, to Gladys (Short) and Wilbur Long. He graduated from Shannon City High school in 1941 entered the U.S. Air Force, served 3 ½ years in Italy, being discharged in 1945. In 1945, he married Marge Meyer. Darrell worked for 42 years as a textile purchase representative and setting up new textile plants for the Lyons Co. of Kansas City, Mo. Marge passed away in 1991. On May 15, 1993, Darrell married Margaret (Kelley) Wimmer in Creston. They made their home in Creston. Darrell was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston.
Darrell is survived by his wife Margaret Long of Creston; two step-sons, Gary (wife Janene) Wimmer of Creston and Bill (wife Jane) Wimmer of Urbandale; one sister in-law, Leta Long of Sanford, Fla.; one granddaughter: Danielle Long; four step-grandchildren; and one step great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Marge Long in 1991, a son, Mark Long in 2003 and one brother, LeRoy Long.