Dean Ralph Long, 76, Mankato, died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at his home. Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel with Chaplin Jerry David officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.
Dean was born March 2, 1937 to Percy and Minnie "Peg" (Burgett) Long in Mankato. He served in the United States Air Force from 1955- 1958. Dean was united in marriage to Connie N. Kopf on August 30, 1968 in Mankato. In his free time Dean enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by wife, Connie Long of Mankato; daughter, Christina Joy Long of Mankato; son, Joseph Dean and Marie Long of Eagle Lake; grandson, Orion Dean Long; brother, Donn and Joan Long of Rapid City, SD; sister, Lois and Kenneth Swift of Carville, CA; and many nieces and nephews.
Dean is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Lyle Long and Burl Long.