Obituaries: Walter Ivan Long

BLAKESBURG – Walter Ivan Long, 40, of 24616 Bluegrass Rd., died September 4, 2019 at his home.

He was born January 17, 1979 in Ottumwa to Michael D. and Sharon Blomgren Long.

A graduate of Cardinal High School, Walter had worked at the Izaak Walton League, as a forklift operator for JBS, Lineage, Pella Windows and Bemis.  He was a cook at Country Corner and helped others in the Blakesburg area.  He attended Blakesburg Christian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Jawnica Long and Olivia Long; a sister, Melissa Ann (Tim) Snook and their children, Mariah, Bradly and Hannah Snook; an aunt and uncles, Linda and Darrell Stanton and Mark Wholbers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, both sets of grandparents, Walter H. Long, Mary Long, Ivan and Sylvia Blomgren

His body has been cremated. The family will be holding a celebration of life at the gym at Forest Lake Baptist Camp which is located at 11733 Copperhead Rd., Bloomfield, IA 52537 on Sunday, September 29, starting at 1 p.m.