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Michael Blong

Michael Blong, 64, of Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, formerly of Charles City, passed away at Hutt Hospital in New Zealand. He was fighting numerous health issues.

Michael Blong
Michael Blong

Michael Alan Blong was born in 1959 to Norman Aldridge and Joanne (Sisson) Aldridge. Mike grew up in the Charles City area. He went on to graduate from CCHS in 1978. He later went on to join the Navy and served until he was honorably discharged in 1987.

After serving in the Navy, Mike resided in Mt. Union, Pennsylvania, for many years. He then met Jayne Hancock from New Zealand and were soon married. Mike moved to New Zealand with Jayne to be near her family. They later divorced. Mike fell in love with the country of New Zealand, and chose to continue living there.

Michael is survived by his father, Norman Aldridge, of Decorah, Iowa; a sister, Julie (Richard) Beine, of Charles City; a brother, Timothy (Kaye) Blong, of Charles City; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joanne (Sisson) Blong, father Terrance Blong, stepmother Dorothy (Gilson) Aldridge, grandparents William and Ruth (Beck) Sisson, Arnold and Clementine (Kuennen) Blong, Alva and Martha Aldridge.

A private service will be held in New Zealand.

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