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Delores Mae Long

11/07/1935 - 01/15/2018

Delores M. Long, 82, of Virginia, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at her residence. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Range Funeral Home at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Delores Mae Long was born November 7, 1935 in Gatzke, MN to Erwin and Emma (Johnson) Heaton, the youngest of 4 children and was a twin. She attended school in Gatzke until she was 12 at which time she moved to Thief River Falls and graduated high school at the age of 17. She worked numerous jobs in a wide range of occupations, tending to work at least two jobs at a time.

Delores liked coffee, dancing, softball and baseball, laughing, reading, and spending time with family. She was a spirited person and an independent woman who enjoyed adventures, flea markets, buying and selling on Ebay.

She is survived by:

Children: Debra Ranum
Janet Koskela
Maureen (Rodney Cameron) Ranum
Charlotte Rolling
Paula Ranum
Robert (Jenny) Long
19 Grandchildren
15.5 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Elaine Wardwell
Twin Brother: Dale Heaton
Numerous nieces, nephews, many friends and loved ones

She was preceded in death by her parents, Erwin and Emma; brother, Wallace Heaton; sons-in-law, Robert Koskela and William Weese; brother-in-law, Wilson Wardwell; and sister-in-law, Patricia Heaton

5 thoughts on “Delores Mae Long”

  1. Pam Puchard says:

    I did not know your mom. But she raised some awesome daughters! One of which is my sister in law, Deb. She brought so much joy iniur lives. Love and prayers to each of you. Praying you find peace and love during this time.
    Pam Pichard

  2. Lannie A Martinson says:

    My dear Laurie . . what fun we had, u as my first boss @ St. Louis County and us as friends . . way fun traveling around Northern St. Louis County with the cashiers and Sheriffs peddling our Food Stamps. I still have the scrapbook that we all created after surviving the Strike of ’77. Ur second jobs always left me in awe and laughs. . .and u were alway about ur kids which I admired. They r sure all great peeps. Rest well, sister, luvya, Lannie

  3. Geri Alper says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about Lorrie! She was such a fun person to work with and I have so many great memories of her –the snack sets, buying all the tea to get the Wade figurines, the Fire-King contest with Rod, writing her articles and her newsletter and just laughing and having fun!
    RIP, dear friend, you will be missed…but I’m sure you are entertaining folks, wherever you are.

  4. Jill Johnson says:

    We will greatly miss Laurie at our ebay chat group where she has actively participated for many years. She was a great friend to me via personal emails for the last few years and it was such a pleasure to meet her and spend the night with her at her brother Dales in Moose Lake a few years ago. What great joy her family has brought to her. I pray she lives in peace in God’s hands eternally. A great friend and a talented woman she was and I’m thankful to have been a small part of her life. I will never forget you ((((Laurie)))).

  5. Jill Johnson says:

    January 19, 2018 at 10:41 am
    We will greatly miss Laurie at our ebay chat group where she has actively participated for many years. She was a great friend to me via personal emails for the last few years and it was such a pleasure to meet her and spend the night with her at her brother Dales in Moose Lake a few years ago. What great joy her family has brought to her. I pray she lives in peace in God’s hands eternally. A great friend and a talented woman she was and I’m thankful to have been a small part of her life. I will never forget you ((((Laurie)))) Jill Johnson, Plainview, MN

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01/20/2018 at 11:00 AM
Range Funeral Homes, 16th Street North, Virginia, MN, United States

Visitation begins at 10:00 am