Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice for Merle A. Long, 66, of Rice who passed away Dec. 23, 2011 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Rev. Thomas Becker and Rev. Richard McGuire will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.