Obit: Marilyn Long


Marilyn Ann Long, 82, of Wilton died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City. In accordance with her wishes, Marilyn will be cremated and there will be no services held at this time. Online condolences may be left at

Marilyn was born in Muscatine, Iowa on Sept. 13, 1938, the daughter of Frank and Elda (Camp) Proctor. She graduated from Wilton High School with the class of 1956. Marilyn married Donald L. Long on June 2, 1956 in Wilton. Don died on March 28, 2013.

Marilyn was a custodian for Wilton schools for more than 30 years. She later worked for five years at the Wilton nursing home. She was a “crafty” lady, and enjoyed painting ceramics and sewing. There wasn’t much that Marilyn couldn’t do. Most of all, Marilyn treasured spending time with her family.

Marilyn will be dearly missed by her daughters, Melanie Frey LaPoint, Maurita Goodrich and Miracle Zaehringer, all of Wilton; one son, Monty (Nancy) Long of Muscatine; six grandchildren, Jessica (Troy) Levad, Nathon (Ashley Brown) Goodrich, Kristin (Traven Howard) McKittrick, Lisa (Trevor) Plett, Isaiah (Kayla) Long and Jordan (Alicia Bontrager) Long; numerous great-grandchildren; three sisters, Carolyn (Jerry) Waack of New Boston, Illinois, Donna Buck of Atalissa, Shirlee Reimers of Lost Nation; and Lorraine Kenney of Burt; and one brother, Elwood (Ethel) Proctor of Moscow.

-Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; sons-in-law, Jim Frey and Everett Goodrich, Jr.; three brothers, Harold, Jim and Robert Proctor; one sister, Kathy Bellinger; and three brothers-in-law, Ernie Buck, Dennis Reimers, Sr., and Bud Kenney.

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