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Robert E. Long

December 23, 1937 ~ May 23, 2019 (age 81)

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Robert E. Long, age 81, of Cumberland, WI, formerly of Spring Valley, MN, died Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Mayo Clinic-Methodist Campus in Rochester, MN.

Memorial services for Robert Long will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Following the service there will be a celebration of life at the VFW Hall.   

Robert Eugene Long was born December 23, 1937 to Thurston and Irene (Rowe) Long. He attended school in the Wykoff area. He was united in marriage to Kay Gartner on August 31, 1956 in Providence, RI. Together they had a son, Curt, and a daughter, Joy. Robert entered the Navy for four years from 1956-1960. He worked in Blooming Prairie, MN as a cable splicer for a telephone company, worked for Hormel for 9 years, and then later started his trucking career. Robert started his own trucking firm, R.E.L Trucking, in Cumberland. His passion was driving and buying trucks.

He is survived by his wife Kay Long of Cumberland, WI, his son Curt (Debra) Long of Katy, TX, four grandchildren Curtis Long, Ashlee Long, Cassie Brown, and Eric Brown, 3 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Joy Renae Brown, 5 sisters Nellie, Eleanor, Ella, Ilene, Florence, and 3 brothers Johnny, Bill, and Thurston Jr.

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Memorial Service
June 22, 2019

1:00 PM
Hindt Funeral Home - Spring Valley
316 north Broadway
Spring Valley, MN 55975

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