I. Harold Long, 88, long-time New Holland Machine Co. worker, father of nine

By on August 10, 2016

I. Harold Long, 88, of East Earl, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at his home following a brief illness.

His wife, Mabel (Hurst) Long, survives. His first wife, Laura Mae (Weaver) Long, preceded him in death in 1959. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Ivan G. and Stella (Weigle) Long.

Harold was employed for more than 40 years at the former New Holland Machine Co., now CNH. He was a member of Lichty Mennonite Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by eight children: Patricia (George) Zimmerman, Denver; Julie (David) Risser, Augusta, Wisc.; Lamar (Janice) Long, New Holland; Jerry (Rachel) Long, Mohnton; Lavern (Sharon) Long, Oden, Ark.; Clair (Barb) Long, New Holland; Nevin (Joyce) Long, East Earl; Lucinda (James) Weaver, Ghana, Africa; a son-in-law: Harvey Newswanger, East Earl; 41 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five siblings: Marian Brown, William Long, Lorraine Maulden, Kenneth Long, and Donald Long.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Norleen Newswanger; a granddaughter: Marlene Newswanger; a brother: Robert Paul Long; and a sister: Dorothy Long.

Services were held July 18 at Lichty Mennonite Church, East Earl. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at groffeckenroth.com.

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