Lester E. Long

Lester E. Long

Lester E. Long of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, in Kalamazoo. Mr. Long was born August 5, 1939 in Otsego to Russell and Marie (Mollitor) Long and was a lifelong resident of the area.

For over 15 years he was employed with Brown Company, which became James River. He was an avid league bowler and had been honored with a plaque recognizing his 50 years as a bowler. Lester was a member of the Otsego Moose Lodge #345 and a life member and active volunteer of the Otsego V.F.W. Post #3030.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis (Leighton) in 2002; three brothers, Lewis, Wilbur and Russell; and a sister, Rosemary.

Surviving are his companion, Mary Pape; two sons, Ron Long and Brian (Terri) Long; four grandchildren, Matthew, Ashley, Alicia and Joshua; four great-grandchildren, McKayla, Brianna, Mara and Cameron and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may meet with his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, Gretchen Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Lester made be made to the family for expenses.

Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Terri says:

    Poppa, I will never forget the night that you and I sat down at the TV and were watching Nascar and the Tigers at the same time. We had such a good night and it was so special for both of us. As you got sicker time kind of took those moments away from us. But you will always be my poppas… I will miss you greatly but your home now with no more pain, hurt, or sadness in your heart.
    Love and miss you already,

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