Neil H. Long, 89

Neil H. Long, 89, Wabash, passed away at 10:29 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, surrounded by his loving family. Neil was born to the late Walter A. and Lillie D. (Smith) Long on July 2, 1924 in Wabash County.

Neil served his country in the United States Army, during the Korean War. Neil retired from Gaunt and Son Construction after 25 years, also he was a retired farmer in Wabash County. Neil was a member of the American Legion Post 15 and a life member of V.F.W. Post 286 both of Wabash. Neil married June (Draper) Long on Jan. 16, 1944; she survives. Neil loved his family very much and was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He is also survived by two sons, Walter N. Long (Peggy Beverly), Wabash, and Larry Long (Renee), Wabash. Neil had seven grandchildren, Jason Long (Helen), Joshua Long (Megan), Matthew Long (Lindsay), Jennifer Long-Dillon (Matt), Mrs. Coley (Lindsey) Schenkel,  Mrs. Dev (Kimberley A.) Winterrode, and Larry Long Jr.; 10 great-grandchildren, Neil W. Long, Karigan, Cooper, and Cruz Long, Everly Schenkle, Nicholas A. Allison, Blake Ratliff, Hunter M. Sparks, Mrs. Brandon (Tassy)  Wheeler, and Matthew Winterrode; and one great,great grandchild, Brayton Wheeler. Neil was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Troy Lindermuth, Max R. Long, and John W. Long, and a sister Edith Delight (Lindemuth) Williams.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at Mississinewa Cemetery in Somerset. Officiating the services will be Rev. Melinda Kammerer. Burial will follow at the cemetery. Preferred memorials are directed to V.F.W. Post 286, 1 Veterans Memorial Pkwy S, Wabash, IN 46992.

McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2014 Mar 31