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Sean Michael Long

July 8, 1988 September 24, 2016
Sean Michael Long
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Sgt. Sean Michael Long, 28, of Peoria passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at his home and went to heaven in God’s arms, loved by all his family. He was born in Peoria to John and Debra Johnson Long on July 8, 1988. He is survived by his father, John; mother and step-father, Debra (Gary) Lawrence Sr.; siblings, Cpt. David Closen, Cpt. Deanna Closen-Ruder, Darren Closen, Douglas Closen, Johnny Long, Angela “Baby Sister” Long, Gary (Maureen) Lawrence Jr. Army Specialist, twins, Thomas Lawrence and Timothy (Sabrina) Lawrence, Kari (Mike) Carter, Jodi (Chris) Adams and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. His maternal grandparents, Melvin and Marilyn Johnson and paternal grandparents, Mildred and Shirley Long preceded him in death. Sean served in the U.S. Army out of Ft. Campbell, KY 101st Airborne Division where he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, 2

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Infantry Division in Korea, White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico with the 2

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Engineer Battalion. He loved music, playing his guitar, Jimmy Hendrix and enjoyed collecting coins. He was attending ISU, majoring in Anthropology. Sean was a member of the VFW in Peoria Heights where a memorial service will be held at 5p.m. on Thursday, September 29

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with burial of cremains on Friday the 30

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at 2 p.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL with Military Honors. Memorials may be made to Wings for Warriors or Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria.

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