Dale O. Longerbone

Born: Thu., Aug. 12, 1926
Died: Tue., Nov. 6, 2012


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 09, 2012
Location: Meacham Funeral Service

Masonic Service

8:00 PM Fri., Nov. 09, 2012
Location: Meacham Funeral Service

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 10, 2012
Location: Meacham Funeral Service

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ALBANY – Dale O. Longerbone, age 86, Albany, died Tuesday night at Albany Health Care & Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.  Born in Sturgis, MI on Aug. 12, 1926, he grew up in Pennville and lived most of his life in Albany.  Along with his wife Marlene he established D. and M. Door Co., Inc. in Albany during 1973; they operated the business together until retiring in 1998.  Dale was a member of Albany Christian Church and belonged to many civic and fraternal organizations including Anthony Lodge No. 171, F. & A.M., I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 45, O.E.S. Halfway Chapter 230, Scottish Rite, and the Shrine where he participated in taking local children to the Shrine Circus for many years.  He was also an active participant in the annual An Albany Christmas celebration.  

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marlene Longerbone; a son: Steve Longerbone (wife: Sally), Albany; a step-son: Gary Andreas, Columbus, OH; 2 daughters: Vicky Hatch, Twenty-Nine Palms, CA, and Kathy Sollars (husband: Danny), Dunkirk; 2 special daughters: Sharen Unroe (husband: Dennis), Albany, and Lynne Ganser (husband: Bob), Green Isle, MN; 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Orlo & Mildred Longerbone, a sister: Naomi Atterson, and in-laws: George & Mildred Little.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Meacham Funeral Service, Albany, with burial following at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Pennville.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 5-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Masonic rites will be given at 8 p.m. on Friday.

Memorials may be sent to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children or An Albany Christmas.

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Debra K. Davis Pfeifer
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
For Steve,
I didn''''t know your family, but sorry for your loss never the less. We went to high school together. Just ran across our year book the other day. There you were, the tallest boy in class if not in school! Again, heart felt sadness for all of you.
Deb Pfeifer

Moe Altic
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
Dear Steve,

So sorry to read of Dale's passing. You have my sincere deepest sympathy. My condolences to all the family.

Moe Altic

Georgette Schmidt
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
Toots I am so sorry about Dale. Just know that my family and I are thinking of you in this difficult time. We love you very much!
George & Kids
Reedsburg, WI

Mina Andreas
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
We all loved grandpa very very much. His kind intelligence and big heart will always stand with us. No one gave better hugs. I will think of his smile and his love of nature and be grateful that I got to call him family. Mom, Dad, Leigh and I send all of our condolences and love to our family there in Albany. Rest In Peace Grandpa Dale <3

Mina, Lily, Gary, Leigh

Heather Binegar
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
I am not to sure if you would remember me but I lived next to you Steve and Sally in Pennville in the trailer court last name Wolford. Sorry for your loss to lose a love one is not easy and to lose a parent is very hard. My thoughts and prayer go out to your whole family.

Kelly Rodenschmit
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
Toots, I am so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. He has gone to a better place and is no longer suffering. We will all be reunited again one day (and then the heavens need to look out). Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I know my parents would be there if their health was better. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you! Love you!

Mike Sargent
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
To "da Momma" You know how very sorry I am to read of Dale''s passing. He was not always the easiest boss to get along with, but as a friend, there was no one sweeter. I passed the news along to Michelle and Kim, and both of them asked me to extend their condolences. I''ll try to telephone you later and talk with you, but in the meantime, you''re in my heart and in my prayers. Love you, mom. Mikie.

Elaine Lowe
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
Marlene, I was so sorry to see that Dale passed away. I so enjoyed working with you both at JCP. Dale sure knew how to hand out the boxes at Christmas time and keep everyone happy, which we know was not an easy job! He will be missed very much by all that knew him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Elaine Lowe

Brenda Gates
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
Marlene I am so sorry for your loss of Dale. I know you hav a big family and good friends that will see you through it, I know mine did when I lost my son in Feb. Take care of your self and rest when you can because it takes its toll. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you and your family


Dennis Miller
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
Marlene and family, so sorry to hear about Dale. He was a great guy, I really enjoyed visiting with him and hearing his stories about our family. My prayers for peace and comfort.

George & Connie Little
   Posted Fri November 09, 2012
So sorry to hear about Dale Passing, We would like for you to know, you are always welcome at our home.

Sent with LOVE, Your Brother & Sister in Law
George & Connie Little
Middleton, WI

Kim Stinson
   Posted Fri November 09, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad Steve. May God bless you and your family in your time of need.

Lisa Manifold
   Posted Fri November 09, 2012

Loosing a loved one is never easy... Please accept my condolences and know that you're in my thoughts. Will keep the light burning for you in Twentynine Palms if you need to get away.
Lisa Manifold

Darci Benson/ Carol Little
   Posted Sun November 11, 2012
Marlene-I was heartbroen to hear of uncle Dales passing. He will never be forgotten. You two were always very special to us. I will make contact with you soon. i love you and and will forever miss Dale.

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