On Sept. 24, 1933, he was born to Artie Drew and Florence (Ryan) Long in Oswego, Ind. He married Mary Catherine Wayne in 1960 in Joliet, Ill. She preceded him in death in 1996.
A lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Artie worked for R.R. Donnelley and Son Corporation as a cylinder maker, retiring in 1990. Artie graduated from Leesburg High School in 1951, then he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1951–1955. He was a former member of American Legion Post #253, North Webster, Indiana. He enjoyed fishing, wood working and crafting and he was a good Father.
Artie is survived by three children: Jack (Dee) Long, Warsaw; Kim (Craig) Long Clark, Warsaw; and Rose Long, Warsaw; five grandchildren: Jack A. Long, Rachel Long, Whitney Clark, Curtis Clark and Gage Vervaet; two great-grandchildren: Madison Morris and Camron Morris; two sisters: Lutie Beatty, Milford and Bertie Lentz, South Bend.
No visitation or services are planned. Burial will be at a later date.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.