Orval Dean Longbrake

March 30, 1933 - March 15, 2019

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Monday, March 25, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Monday, March 25, 12:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Orval Dean Longbrake, 85, of Kendallville died Friday, March 15, 2019, in VITAS Healthcare in Lecanto, Florida.

He was born March 30, 1933, in Garrett to Delmar Oren and Florence Lucile (Smith) Longbrake.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Longbrake had worked in maintenance at Flint & Walling in Kendallville, Dayco Rubber in Three Rivers, Michigan, and retired from Coachmen in Middlebury.

He was a member of Kendallville American Legion Post 86.

Surviving are two daughters, Angela (Rick) Adams of Pierceton and Chris (Dennis) Fleck of Kendallville; three sons, Jerry Longbrake of Florida, Bill Tyler of LaGrange, and Eddie Tyler of LaGrange; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Daniel Glen Longbrake of Kendallville.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jenny Lynn Longbrake; and his twin brother, Oren Donald Longbrake.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 25, 2019, at 12 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville. Burial will be in Christian Union Cemetery near Garrett.

Honor guard services will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard and active duty members of the U.S. Army.

Pallbearers are Bill Tyler, Eddie Tyler, Harry Stafford, Kyle Becker, Andrew Leonhardt, and Larry Leonhardt.

Calling is Monday, March 25, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the family.

View a video tribute after Monday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

George & Marilyn Klink
April 6th, 2019 8:51pm
Wolcottville, induana

Dan, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. We just returned from Az. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

March 26th, 2019 5:13am

My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bible's promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15

Patricia Lundy Jacob
March 25th, 2019 2:49pm

Missy and I are so sorry for your loss. In his picture he looked so good. Hated to hear how he suffered in the last.

joann, mike, jenna
March 25th, 2019 1:34pm

So very sorry for your loss. Sending you prayers and hugs. rih

March 25th, 2019 1:33pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers. love you guys.

William/Janice Rimer
March 23rd, 2019 4:50pm
#466 JellyStone

Our deepest sympathy on our loss of Orval. He was a good man that I respected and am thankful for his service to our country.

Jeanine Frost
March 23rd, 2019 11:48am
Crown Point, Indiana

Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to you and your family, Another Guardian Angel is watching over you. 🙏

Esther Brom
March 22nd, 2019 8:53pm
Burnettsville, Indiana

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Orval passing away. I love you with all my heart and I am sorry I cant attend the funeral. He will be missed. Rest in peace Uncle Orval.

Don/Melanie Bateman
March 20th, 2019 6:50pm

May your father gained his wings in Heaven and prayers to your family during this time.

Janet Willey
March 20th, 2019 4:10pm

Annie, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was a great man that I had not seen in many years. I am the daughter of your godparents Mary and John Willey. I would love to talk with you. God Bless, janet

Barb and Tony Scariano
March 19th, 2019 2:10pm
Orland Park, Illinois

Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your Dad, Annie, Sending much love to you and your family.

Carol and Mike Engel
March 19th, 2019 11:40am
Lillian AL and Pierceton, IN

Blessing to the family. Dad has received his wings. R I P Orval . Prayers

Bonnie & Rich Bekelya
March 19th, 2019 11:04am
Ave Maria Florida

Will be sadly missed, our prayers are with the family

Elsie Drayton Jackson
March 18th, 2019 11:26pm

Dear Anne, my heart breaks for the loss of your Dad. One the very best men I ever had the privilege of knowing. He took me in as his daughter when I was younger and made me feel apart of your family from day one. He will always hold a place in my heart. Wish I could be there but know I'm hugging you and am always with you. I love you so much. May God bless Dad and keep him safe in his loving arms until we meet again.

Duane Smith
March 18th, 2019 8:52pm
The Villages,fl

Dan Sorry to hear about Orval Will keep you in my thoughts and prayer May he rest in peace

Natasha Smith
March 18th, 2019 7:12pm
Powder springs

I'm so sorry for the loss of ur father..grandfather..uncle..great grandfather...I'm very sorry I can't make it..I love u all..and may god rest his soul always and forever...we have lost a great man...

Cathy Taulbee
March 18th, 2019 5:43pm
Auburn, IN

Annie and Rick, I'm sorry for your loss. Your father was so blessed to have you two in his life.

Mona Jones
March 18th, 2019 5:00pm
South Whitley

Sorry for your loss. God received an awesome angel. Prayers for you and the family. R..I.P. Orville.

Dee Fielding
March 18th, 2019 4:42pm

I am so truly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. Love you guys

Tamra and Dave Adams
March 18th, 2019 2:23pm
Ossian Indiana

I am really sorry to hear about this. He was a great man. Always had me smiling or laughing. He will be missed. Prayers for all of the family.