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July 22, 2018

Obituaries (4-26-18)

Bill Stinger, 82

Bill Stinger, 82, of South Sioux City passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at a Sioux City hospital.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 30 at First Presbyterian Church in South Sioux City with Rev. Rex Wentzel officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City.

Bill was born on July 9, 1935 in Pender, the son of Earl and Ellen (Orr) Stinger. He graduated from South Sioux City High School and attended college at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Bill married Sylvia Nixon in 1958 in Dakota City. They were South Sioux City residents for over 50 years. He owned and operated Stinger’s Proved Sire Service until he retired.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in South Sioux City, was a volunteer for the Dakota City Fire Dept. and a longtime 4-H leader. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, Husker football and golfing.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Stinger; sons, Larry (Julie) Stinger of South Sioux City and Russell (Charlene) Stinger of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Terry (Elaine) Stinger of Wonder Lake, Illinois; and brother-in-law, Norman Hellbusch of Humphrey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ellen Stinger; and a sister, Earlene Hellbusch.

Dale Anderson, 86

Dale G. Anderson, 86, of Dakota City passed away at a Sioux City hospital on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 23 at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City with Rev. Douglas Dill officiating. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery in Concord. Visitation with the family present will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City.

Dale was born on Oct. 2, 1931 in Sioux City, the son of Joseph and Marie (Christiansen) Anderson. He graduated from Allen High School and farmed until he joined the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy, he served on the USS Essex aircraft carrier in Korea and the Curtiss seaplane tender at Enewetak Atoll Island during the atomic bomb testing.

After returning from the Navy he worked at McArthur Sheet Metal in South Sioux City and married Ruth Gross. He worked at Interstate Air Conditioning until his retirement. Ruth passed away July 27, 1989. Dale spent the past 26 years with his life partner, Lorene Moyse.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, the South Sioux City American Legion and VFW, the Natl. Assn. of Atomic Veterans and was President of Local 37 Sheet Metal Union for several years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and gardening.

Survivors include his life partner, Lorene Moyse; children, Mike Murray, Carla (Marty) Behm, Diana Johnston, Tracy (Robert) Athan, Randy (Julie) Anderson; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; and a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and George Wilson.

Thomas Long, 102

Thomas Edward Long, 102, father of six, grandfather of four and great-grandfather of six, died on April 15, 2018 of natural causes at his home in Wilton, Connecticut.

Born on June 5, 1915 in Akron, Colorado, Tom was the only child of Edward Thomas Long and Gertrude Hall Long. His parents moved back to their home state of Nebraska when he was a child and Tom grew up in Hubbard.

Tom graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1939 with a degree in agricultural engineering. While at the University, he met his future wife, Helen Frances Vestecka, a Lincoln native who worked at the university. They married in November 1939 and moved to Fargo, North Dakota, shortly thereafter. While there, Tom served on the staff of North Dakota State College from 1939-1944.

In 1947, following a short period in Kentucky, Tom joined the Portland Cement Association (PCA), headquartered in Chicago. They moved to the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale and resided there until 1959, when he was promoted as the Regional Manager for PCA’s Northeast Region. Immediately after the promotion, Tom and Helen and their six children moved to Stamford, Connecticut, where he commuted daily to PCA’s offices in New York City. He remained with the Portland Cement Association until his retirement in 1980.

Following his retirement, Tom and Helen moved to Sun City, Arizona, to enjoy the warmth of the desert southwest. Tom stayed in Arizona for 19 years after his wife’s death in 1988. In 2007, and in declining health, he moved back to Connecticut to live with his son Jim and daughter-in-law Carol.

Tom is survived by his son Tom Long Jr., daughter Marie and son-in-law Joe Gray, son John and daughter-in-law Rita Rubin-Long, son Jim and daughter-in-law Carol Long, daughter Laura Sarcone, and daughter Kathleen Long and daughter-in-law Kathy Cannon, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton, Connecticut, on April 19, and he will be buried next to his wife’s grave in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hubbard, on Saturday, April 28. Reception to follow at the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers or contributions, please take time to tell your loved one that you love them.

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