Isaac Charles Longden / Nov. 21, 1991-Oct. 6, 2011

Published 11:29 pm Monday, October 10, 2011

Isaac’s life began on Nov. 21, 1991, in Berrien Center, the son of Stephen A. and Cherie (Renner) Longden.

He was a graduate of Dowagiac Union High School and previously attended Southwestern Michigan College.

Isaac was very involved in DUHS theater productions; if he wasn’t acting, he was behind the scenes.

He loved singing in Jeff Robinson’s choirs and singing karaoke.

Isaac previously studied theater at SMC in hopes of pursuing a career in theater.

He was employed by Dowagiac Union Schools as a supervisor of the Performing Arts Center.

His loving family includes: his mother, Cherie Longden of Dowagiac; sisters, Sarah (Knowell) Matthews of Fairfield, Maine, Rachel Longden of Provo, Utah, and Katie and Emily Longden, both of Dowagiac; brothers ,Dan (Kim) Longden of Charlotte, Mich., Nick Longden of Coloma, and Matt Longden of Dowagiac; nieces and nephews, Micah, Grace, and Seth Longden and Charlee Matthews; paternal grandmother, Katherine Longden of Sturgis, S.D.; and maternal grandparents, Tom and Charlene Renner of Watervliet.

Isaac passed away on Oct. 6, 2011, in Dowagiac.

He is preceded in death by his father Stephen Longden and grandfather Floyd Longden.

Private graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac.

Memorial contributions in Isaac’s name may be directed to his mother, Cherie Longden. Yazel and Clark Chapel is serving the family.

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