Mar 28, 2024 8:50 PM

Raymond E. Long

Posted Mar 28, 2024 8:50 PM
Raymond E. Long
Raymond E. Long

Raymond E. Long, 78, of Burlington, died Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at his home.

Born October 4, 1945 in Richland, he was the son of Arthur and Idah Martin Long.

Raymond attended grade school in Brighton and graduated from Washington High School. Raymond served in the Army National Guard. On Nov. 21, 1969 he married Sandra Geffers in Oquawka.

Raymond was a truck driver for Roadway Express for 30 years, retiring in 1999. He was a past member of the Moose Lodge and current member of the Teamsters Union. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, hunting, trap shooting, and playing horseshoes. Raymond loved the outdoors, especially river time. He was a talented welder and built his own log splitter. He also built his own cabin. Raymond loved everybody and he was fun to be around.

Survivors include his wife Sandra of Burlington; two daughters Tammy (Craig) Dean of New London and Amy Long of Burlington; two grandchildren Cassie (Ridge) Hobbs and Bre (Brent) Stuart both of New London; four great grandchildren Landon, Zoie, Chase and Rory.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Darrell A. Long and Larry Dean Long.

Per his wishes, cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel. There will be no services at this time.

A memorial has been established for Compassus Hospice, 119 E 2nd St, Washington IA 52353.