BLAIRSTOWN: Kenneth Long, 69 died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a sudden illness. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Phillips Funeral Home in Blairstown with Rev. Doug Woltemath officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM, Wednesday also at the funeral home. A Memorial Fund has been established.  Condolences many be left at:  www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.

Kenneth was born November 29, 1948 in Eldora to Keith and Linda (Hulsebus) Long. He graduated from Belle Plain High School in 1967. Kenneth was united in marriage to Sandy Miller on September 2, 1967 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

He was a member of Prairie Tractor Pullers for over 30 years. Kenneth was most comfortable spending time in his shop with his fellow tractor pullers and his family, especially his grandchildren.

He survived by his wife, Sandy of Blairstown; his three children and their families: Scott (JoAnn) Long of Blairstown and Stephan and Christopher, Rob (Meredith) Long of Bondurant and Alex, Ashley and Abby, Kristi (Al) Wright of Van Horne and Cody, Sarah and Kaylie; his mother, Linda Long of Belle Plaine; his sisters, Barb (Paul) Svoboda of Clutier and Janet (Dave) Vavroch of Ankeny and several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father.