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Bernard Joseph Long

June 10, 1927 — December 1, 2022

Bernard J. Long, age 95, of Sheridan, passed away at his home on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

Bernard proudly served his country in World War II as a member of the U.S. Navy. He worked as a Corrections Officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections for 30 years, he also hauled milk for the Carnation Company, worked in an oil business, and was a farmer. Bernard was a member of the Vickeryville Methodist Church and he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving Bernard are his daughters, Anne Harrison of Alma and Terri Long of Sheridan; son, Steve (Marcia) Long of Sheridan; grandchildren, Kevin (Nicole) Long, Mark (Jen) Long, Darin (Candace) Long, Rachel (Rick) Schneider, and Nathan (Becky) Harrison; 10 great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Delores Ross of Sheridan.

Bernard was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Rosemary; parents, Harold & Mildred (Coats) Long; sister, Natalie Anstett; and brothers-in-law, George Anstett and Vernon Ross.

In honoring Bernard's wishes no formal funeral ceremony will be held. For those wanting to make a memorial donation in Bernard's memory the family suggests you direct them to the Alzheimer's Association.

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