Edna M. Long

edna long
Edna M. Long, age 91, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at her home, with her famiy at her side. Edna (Ungs) Long was born March 23, 1920 to Michael and Elizabeth (Rausch) Ungs near North Washington, IA. She attended St. Mary’s School in North Washington, graduated from there and furthered her education at Teacher’s College (UNI) in Cedar Falls. She taught in rural schools. On August 26, 1943, she was united in marriage to Bill Long at St. Joseph’s Church in New Hampton. They lived in New Hampton all of their married years. She worked at the Oliver Plant in Charles City, J.C. Penney store in New Hampton, and was secretary for the New Hampton Chamber of Commerce. After her husband’s death, she enjoyed volunteer work. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and the St. Joseph’s Rosary Society. Edna is survived by her children; Sandie (Tom) Galligan of Panama City Beach, FL, Nancy (Mike) O’Brien of Rochester, MN, and Bill (Sherri) Long of North Oaks, MN; grandchildren Stephanie Laures, Sarah (Jason) Vice, Katie Galligan, Casey O’Brien, David (Terra) O’Brien, Erin O’Brien, Brian and Anna Long, seven great grandchildren, sister-in-law Imelda Ungs of New Hampton and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill (March 5, 1995), her parents, brothers Clarence, Edward, Francis, Reynold and Clement Ungs and sisters Elaine Gates, Mildred Nosbisch and Luella Lentz. Cemetery: Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton with Edna’s grandchildren Sarah Vice, Casey O’Brien, David O’Brien, Erin O’Brien, Anna Long, Brian Long, Stephanie Laures and Katie Galligan serving as casket bearers and honorary casket bearers will be Lynn Hopp, Dick White, Mac McDonald, Steve Breitbach, Robert Lentz, Tom Ungs and Randy Erion. Memorials may be directed to the family. at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a scriptural wake service at 5:00pm. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Wednesday. at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating.

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  1. Edna will always be remembered as one of my favorite people in this world! She always brought a smile or two (or three) to my face! I’m going to sure miss her, but will hold on to many fond memories!

  2. I am going to miss Aunt Edna dearly. She is the only person I know that didn’t hold back from hitting me with her purse when I was teasing her. What a wonderful lady with a great sense of humor.

  3. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of Edna’s family. She was always so much fun to visit with. Keep all the memories close to your heart they will help get you through this difficult time. Know that she is at peace. God Bless all of you.

  4. My sympathy to all Edna’s family. I loved visiting with Edna when she manned the desk at Public Health. She was always such a “with it” lady.

  5. My sympathy to all Edna’s family. I loved visiting with Edna when she manned the desk at Public Health. She was always such a “with it” lady.

  6. My thoughts and prayers to all of Edna’s family. I grew up on prospect street with Edna and Bill and have many fond memories. Take Care

  7. Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Edna was such a sweet, caring woman. I always enjoyed our visits when I took the kids to public health to get thier shots updated. She will be missed by many.

  8. Our sincere sympathy to all Edna’s family. She was a fun lady to know and always so nice to visit with. We will miss her. She and Bill are togerther again. We celebrate her life ans pray you will be able to keep all the memories close in your hearts.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers to all of Edna’s family. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by her family and
    many friends. She is now at peace with her Heavenly Father.

  10. Rest in peace, Edna. You and your family have always had a special place in our hearts. We always had the “funnest” aunt — a smile on her face and looking for ways to help others. Our families have lost a very special person with us on earth–we will miss you a lot.

  11. Stephanie and family – My deepest sympanthies to you as you say goodbye to Edna. She was always such a funny lady. I’m glad I had the chance of knowing her as I grew up. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Grandma-You will always be loved, remembered, and cherished. What a great woman to have had in my life and can continue to hold in memories…

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of loss. Gary and I enjoyed our visits with Edna. God Bless you all.
    Gary & Terry

  14. Edna was such a sweet lady. I will miss our visits at the public library;she was an avid reader and we would always give each other suggested books to read. Treasure the memories with her; no one can ever take them away from you.

  15. Mike, Nancy and family…May God’s peace and blessings comfort you. Our sincere condolences. As we say good bye to our beloved parents/relatives, there are so many memories ~~ Just thinking about that north “St. Joseph” side of church and everyone in their respective PEWS! Maybe there was comfort in knowing exactly where everyone would be each week!?! 🙂 Edna was a lovely lady who will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.

  16. To all of Edna’s family:
    Edna was a special, one of a kind lady. I knew her and Bill for many years. She always had a smile and something positive to say. God Bless her for all of her special ways. I will cherish my time with her forever…Mary Wegner

  17. To all of the family. We are sorry to hear of the passing of Edna. She was amazing and her ability to be forever smiling, laughing and maintaining such a positive outlook even until the very end is a lesson and memory that will always be cherished and learned from. We hope the memories and each other will help to get you through this hard time.
    John and Mary Gates

  18. My sincere condolences to my cousins Sandie , Nancy and Bill and their families . Aunt Edna was always great to visit with . She had a ready smile and a good word for everyone . My memories of her are all good ones , from my childhood to the present . New Hampton has lost a wonderful resident and will not be the same without her .

  19. To Edna’s family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Edna was one of a kind, always smiling and had time to visit.We would often times discuss the books we were reading as she loved to read. She will be missed in the neighborhood.

  20. To the family of Edna Long, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Cherish the memories which you had with Edna. It is always hard to lose a loved one. Your family has been sympathy.

  21. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  22. So very sorry to hear of Edna’s passing. Thinking of you all at this time! I’ll always remember her cute little grin that always seemed to say “I know you girls are up to no good” when Steph and I would go out! She was a gem!!

  23. Sorry we could not attend the wake, as we are in Texas. Edna was a great lady! We will miss her dry sense of humor and seeing her at volunteer jobs around town. Our prayers and sympathy to all of her family. Leon and Nancy Wegner

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