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“Didn't know Fred had passed until recently, I enjoyed my friendship with him at work as well as away from work. We shared many business trips...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ken Herndon - Polk City, IA

“Fred was a great guy and a huge supporter of Ankeny P.D. Fred was a walking history book of Ankeny and the Ankeny P.D. in the early years. He will...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Kris Greenwood - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry for your loss of your loved one. I met Fred and Jean as a DICO coworker in 1985 and as friends for my years. Linda Adamson ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: LINDA ADAMSON - des moines, IA

“I sit here not wanting to say good by but say see you soon, we were brothers thru the Marine Corps and there aren't many friendships as strong as...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Ronald Mudge - Madrid, IA

“I had the privilege to know your father. What a gentleman! I have many good memories with both of your parents. You are all in my prayers. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Marilyn Marr - Waukee, IA

“Thinking of all of you and sending my love. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Tracy Carlson - Fletcher, OK

“We have so many wonderful memories of Fred and Jean and their hospitality and friendship over the years. Fred formed a bond of friendship with...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Beverly and Gaylord Schelling - IA

“Thinking of all of Mr. Long's family. May precious memories dear to each one of you give you comfort. We will miss seeing him each Sunday at church...Read More »
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9 of 15 | Posted by: David & Jane Nichols - Ankeny, IA

“Debbie,My heart goes out to you and your family as you cope with your great loss. I have fond childhood memories of your dad escorting my dad & I to...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Denise Jones (Logli) - Ankeny

“I don't even know where to begin........i have such fond memories as a child of always being welcome at your home. Such a wonderful role model of...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Jones (Nelson) - Altoona, IA


12 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa and Hannah Keller - Ankeny, IA

“Long Family= Sending my prayers to you all. I will never forget Fred's words of wisdom he always gave to us during Fellowship time at church. He had...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa and Hannah Keller - Ankeny, IA

“Robin and family,I am sorry for your loss and pray that your good memories help you get through this tough time.Janice Yori Edmondson ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“We are sorry for your loss. If you need help let us know. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Stev &Pam Busick - urbandale, IA


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Fred Long, 86, of Ankeny passed away October 23, 2017.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 27, 2017 at Ankeny First United Methodist Church (206 S.W. Walnut). A visitation will be held 5 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26th, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd).
Fred was born Sept. 26, 1931 in Hamburg, Iowa to Summers and Judy Long. He graduated from Skidmore High School in 1949. He married Jean Hartman in 1952, and enlisted with the US Marine Corps, where he served for 3 years.
Following his honorable discharge, they made their home in Ankeny, where they raised 5 children. Fred was proud of his part time work as an Ankeny Police officer for 7 years, wearing badge #4. He retired from DICO Manufacturing as Vice President of sales after 31 years of service.
He enjoyed golfing, playing steel guitar, and spending time with his family.
Fred is survived by his children, Debbie (Willie) Brown, Connie (Rick) Huff, Robin (Mike) Maggert, Mike Long, and Mark (Marci) Long; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Jean; his parents, and 5 siblings.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his church, or N.A.M.I.(National Alliance on Mental Illness).