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John A. Long
Issue Date: February 1, 2017
John A. Long, 89, of Allouez, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25.
Born July 29, 1927, in Sturgeon Bay, to the late Fred and Anna (Kohlbeck) Long, he graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School and served in the United States Army from June of 1945 until an honorable discharge in October of 1947.
After service, he earned a bachelor degree in Social Studies and a master in Physical Education at LaCrosse State College. He married the former Carol Willems on Jan. 6, 1951, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Brussels.
He worked in education, including years in Monfort, Brussels-Southern Door and Sheboygan before a career in school administration. He was administrator in Wausaukee, Kewaskum, Iola-Scandinavia and the Goodman-Armstrong School Districts.
In retirement, he enjoyed lake fishing in Algoma and Kewaunee, spent a lot of time on or near the water and brought his love of fish into the apartment with a large fish tank. He liked living at Sunrise Village where he cared for flowers and plants in the courtyard in summer.
He is survived by eight children, Jim (Dianne) Long, Baraboo, Jeanine Long and Paul (Kathy) Long, both of Green Bay, Bill (Jeanette) Long, Little Suamico, Sue (Tom) Forst, Wausaukee, Diane (Tom) Ostrowski, Luxemburg, Barb (Rick) Heiser, Waupaca and MaryBeth (David) Mork, Ogdensburg; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene May, Sturgeon Bay; a sister-in-law, Audrey Counard, Brussels; two brothers-in-law, Cletus (Carol) Willems, New Franken and Dennis (Sandy) Willems, Green Bay.
He was preceded in death by his in-laws, John and Dorothy Willems; a brother, Francis and three sisters, Marie Schauer, Helen Small and Theresa Brunswick.
Friends called at Resurrection Catholic Church in Green Bay on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. until time of a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Bishop Robert Morneau officiated and burial was in Allouez Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Proko Wall Funeral Home of Green Bay assisted the family with arrangements.