Coral J. DeLong

Coral June DeLong, 84, Minot, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in a Minot nursing home.

Coral was born Aug. 9, 1928, at Bottineau, the daughter of William and Gwane (Goodman) Hahn. She was raised and educated at Gardena and later attended Minot State College.

Coral was united in marriage to Ivan “Bill” DeLong on June 20, 1949, in Zion Lutheran Church, Gardena. They made their home in Minot, where Coral worked for American State Bank and the American Legion for a short time. Along with raising their children, Coral was employed at North Hill Bowling Center, where she worked in various capacities for 48 years. She loved working with the Senior League. They also farmed the Hahn Family farm for several years. Bill died Aug. 23, 2006.

Coral was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Minot, where she was active with the Ladies Ministry League. She played the church organ and piano for many years. Coral was a member of the Minot Women’s Bowling Association and was inducted into the Minot Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service. She was also a member of the Icelandic Heritage Society. Her hobbies and interests included music, bowling and gardening.

Coral’s loving family includes: children, Linda (Ron) Olson, Lake Pleasant, Ariz., Gregory (Carol) DeLong, Cave Creek, Ariz., Val (Frank) Bruels, Minot, Camille DeLong, El Mirage, Ariz.; grandchildren, Steven (Lauren) DeLong, Derek (Theresa) DeLong, Tara (Jeff) Steele, Chad (Erin) Bruels, J’me Olson, Hannah DeLong, Patrick Millette; great-grandchildren, Kyra West, Spencer Karlson, Braxton, Brinley and Addison Steele, Jace and Jorah DeLong and Hailey DeLong; and sister, Bette Anderson, Minot.

Coral was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter, Cynthia.

Funeral service: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Today, Feb. 19, from 3 to 7 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: Are preferred to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Minot, NHB Jr. Bowlers Scholarship Fund, or the YWCA Women’s and Children’s Shelter.

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