Gloria Jean (Prather) LongOctober 28, 1929 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 90)
During these unprecedented times and the restriction on large gatherings, there was a private family burial for Gloria J. Long, 90, which was held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Crown Hill Cemetery. Reverend Todd Kollbaum officiated. The Resseguie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gloria passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Community Pride in Battle Creek.
Gloria was born on October 28, 1929, in Norfolk, the daughter of David and Lydia (Rakowsky) Prather. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison and was a life-long member. Gloria attended Trinity Lutheran Elementary and graduated from Madison High School.
On November 30, 1948, Gloria married William E. Long at Trinity Lutheran Church. They lived on the family farm in Stanton County and were blessed with four children. She raised chickens enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. In her later years, Gloria was a greeter and demo person at Walmart for 10 years.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid, LWML and the VFW Auxiliary, in Norfolk.
Gloria is survived by her children: Judy (Tom) Tegeler, of Battle Creek, Tom Long, of, Bullhead City, AZ, and Richard Long, of Carroll, NE; five grandchildren—Kerri (Damon Ford) Stoner, Kelli (Hector) Rodriguez, Kristi (Jesse Weidner) Meinke, Tammy (Dean) Dvorak and Dakota Tegeler; 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, in 1984, son, Gary Long, grandson, Kent Tegeler. Gloria was also preceded by her siblings—Derald Prather, Lavonne “Bonnie” Panek, Vicki Nathan and David Prather, Jr.