Long, age 90 of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018.
He was born on July
3, 1927, in Fort Madison, Iowa, to Wilbur and Clara (Krogmeier) Long.
Larry is survived
by his children, Steve (Julie) Long of St. Louis, MO, Peggy (Joe) Welage of
Greenfield, IN, Joe Long of West Palm Beach, FL, and Phil (Leigh) Long of
Porter, IN; 11 siblings, Larry was the oldest of 15 children; grandchildren,
Christine Kindo, Michelle Jackson, Greg Welage, Kaelyn Leach, Anna, Matt and
Lauren Long; great-grandchildren, Hannah Kindo, Martin Jackson, and one on
the way, Caleb Kindo; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many
He was preceded in
death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth, Howard and Rich Long; and
Larry was a teacher
for over 20 years in Chesterton and Michigan City. He was an active member
of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the St. Pats Prayer Group and the Rosary
Makers. Larry was devoted to the Rosary and attended mass daily. He was also
a member of the Merchant Marines and a U.S. Army veteran. He was an avid
camper, hiker, musician and songwriter.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic
Church, 638 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton, Indiana, 46304, at 10:00 a.m., with
Father Jon Plavcan officiating.
Visitation will be
held on Monday, April 2, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass at
10:00 a.m., at the church. Larry will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s
Cemetery in Manhattan, Illinois with a private family service.
in Larry’s honor may be made to The Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 766,
Mishawaka, Indiana, 46546.
handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Indiana
46304. Online condolences to the family may be made at