Charles L. Long (1922 – 2014)

InMemoryCharles L. “Shorty” Long, age 92, of Wauseon, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Wauseon Thursday, October 9, 2014. He was born in Henry County on September 27, 1922 to the late Floyd F. Long and Ruth (Hall) Long. He married Clarice “Clara Jean” Layman and she preceded him death in 1998.

Shorty was a 1943 graduate of Malinta High School. He was employed as a metal worker for the Kewaunee Manufacturing before his retirement. Shorty was a past local president of AARP, Fulton Trail Masters and member of North Clinton Mennonite Church. With his love of travel he also was a proud member of the Holiday Ramblers Camping Club.

Shorty was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice; children, Cornie Spath Sites, Cynthia L. Long and Cecil L. Long; brothers, Chelmer, Howard, Donald, Warren and Richard Long; sisters, Margarie Roddy and Mary Lou Sickman.

Surviving are Shorty’s daughter, Dr. Carol Krieger; grandchildren, Benjamin and Timothy Spath, Kevin Daniel (Stacey) Vandock, Bethany Vandock Diaz and Sarah Krieger; great grandchildren, Colton Spath, Ayane Diaz, Makenna and Kaleb Vandock.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing a show of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to Hands of Grace, 104 Monroe St., Suite 2, Delta, Ohio 43515 in his memory. Please visit to send condolences to Shorty’s family.

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