The family of Dennis Long wish to thank the many doctors, nurses and medical staff for their diligent care of him throughout the years at Cambridge Medical Center, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Also, many thanks to the caring staff at St. Clare Living Community and Fresenius Kidney Care, both of Mora. Our gratitude is extended, as well, to Pastor Stratton for his countless visits, pastoral care and for officiating Den’s services and the many hands from the Grace Baptist Church in Pine City that helped to prepare and serve at the luncheon. We appreciate the remarkable jobs done by both the Flower Box in Pine City and the Swanson Funeral Chapel with special thanks to both Brady Helseth and Penny Hudlow for their kind and efficient help with all of the planning and arrangements. Thank you to the many veterans from both the Heath-Perkins American Legion Post #51 and the Novak-Milliren VFW Post #4258 for the honor they bestowed upon Den’s funeral with their presence, gun salute and taps. We are grateful to the United States Navy and the sailors they sent to fold and present the flag. We were so pleased to have had bagpiper, Paul Dennison, pipe a few tunes in honor of Den’s Celtic heritage and likewise wish to extend our thanks to him.
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