Dale Ronald Long

February 13, 1934 ~ January 21, 2022 (age 87)


Dale Ronald Long, 87, of Decatur passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph.

Dale was born Feb. 13, 1934, in Bainbridge Township, to William Sr. and Minnie (Walter) Long, both of whom preceded him in passing.

Dale is survived by his wife, Karol; two sons, Greg A. (Fannie) Long and Gary A. Long; two sisters, Dolores Dettmann and Suzanne Long; and a nephew, Tim (Alice) Dettmann.

Dale has been cremated, and no services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gift of Life – Michigan. The family has entrusted the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, with arrangements. Those wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at

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