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David "Dave" M. Long

02/11/1953 - 05/10/2019

David “Dave” M. Long, 66, of Winneconne, WI passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Dave was born in Greenport, NY to Robert and Winifred Long on February 11, 1953. He went to The Stony Brook School in Stony Brook, NY. He graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) in 1976. Following his graduation from MSOE, Dave started his career as a Field Service Engineer for Fairbanks Morse.    

On October 7, 1978, Dave married Georgette in Southold, NY and joined together to build their family in Beloit, WI. In 2002 Dave and Georgette moved to Winneconne where they built their retirement home. During his retirement, Dave enjoyed spending his time volunteering at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society in Oshkosh, WI.

Dave was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Long; mother, Winifred G. Long; and a brother, George Long. 

Dave is survived by his wife, Georgette; son, Rob (Lacey) and their children, Riley, Grace, Jaxson, and Olivia; daughter, Danielle (Kurt) and their children, Brynn and Wesson; and his beloved dog and BFF, Jake.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society in Dave’s honor.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the wonderful care provided by Emergency Department at Aurora Medical Center and by the Neuro Intensive Care at Aurora BayCare in Green Bay.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Leanne and Mike Zimmerlee wrote on May 20, 2019
George- Sorry for you loss, Dave was a great man! Hugs to you and your family! You are in our prayers.

Laura McKee wrote on May 18, 2019
Dear Georgette, I worked with Dave at Fairbanks for many years and he was always so happy, friendly, kind and helpful. I have thought of you both often over the years. Mike and I send our sympathies to you and your family.

Mel Koneman and Barb wrote on May 17, 2019
We are so sorry to here about Dave sympathy to the family

Deborah and Richard conrardy wrote on May 17, 2019
Dear Georgette and family , We are so sad and sorry to hear about this tragic loss !! All the wonderful trips you made with Gayle and Mike hopefully will bring you great memories!! We are so very sorry but it’s God’s holy will ! All you can do is remember all the great times and continue life’s journey with your beautiful family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you ! Xoxo

Rosanne Foster Cervone wrote on May 17, 2019
I am sorry to hear about Dave. I grew up about a block away from him in Greenport. David and the Long family were loved by many in Greenport. I am sure he carried his positive outlook with him and was a loved and cherished husband, father, brother and friend. Hold on to the memories you have to keep him close in heart. Prayers for you, Rosanne F Cervone

Rob and Sue Reith wrote on May 16, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of this sudden loss. We will miss seeing Dave walking Jake down the road and giving a wave and hello. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Yvonne Wustrack wrote on May 16, 2019
George. So sorry for your loss of Dave. I enjoyed the times I could spend with you two. You are in my thought and prayers??????

Andrea Bouras-Thelen wrote on May 15, 2019
Georgette, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May fond memories of your husband bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Richard Sturm wrote on May 15, 2019
Georgette, we are very sad to hear this news. I recall when Dave took several of us from the office out on your boat some 10 years ago - he obviously loved sailing and everybody had a great time. Great memories, not to be forgotten.

Holly & Steve Voss Don & Marilyn Cliffe wrote on May 15, 2019
George and family, we were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We will remember him fondly as a wonderful, kind and giving man and great friend to our family. Sending hugs love and prayers to you and family.

Lisa Jones wrote on May 15, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family George.

Lanaya Ballou wrote on May 15, 2019
Georgette, I am so very sorry to hear about Dave's passing. I didn't know him well, but I know he was a great guy. I thought about you all day after I read this. I hope you and your family will find peace and do ok after this terrible loss. Love you lots. Take care---hugs, Lanaya Ballou

Richard Sturm wrote on May 15, 2019
Georgette, we are very sad to hear this news. I recall when Dave took several of us from the office out on your boat some 10 years ago - he obviously loved sailing and everybody had a great time. Great memories, not to be forgotten.

Tim Fitzgerald and Joleen Downs wrote on May 15, 2019
Dear Dave I wish you well on your journey. I want thank you for your friendship, support, kindness and generosity. I want to thank you for your help on projects, your knowledge and input at key times, often were the difference between success and failure( historically an explosion of my temper) Additionally, I want to thank you for your forgiveness, you forgave me for something many others would not have. I’m sorry you didn’t get enjoy your shared retirement with George. Both of you had worked so hard, over the years to enjoy them together. The bone I have to pick with you, is your sudden departure has hurt a number of people I care about. I know you did a good job of setting things up for your family, but I don’t want you to worry. Both I and Joleen will do anything to lookout/help them. I will try to remind them, especially the younger ones, there is a fine line between hero and asshole. You have been a great friend and the best shipmate anyone could ask for. If you wouldn’t mind, could you please check out the ports up there, so you can show the rest of us around when we get there. Our adventures down here have been cut short because of your rapid departure, I hope that we can resume our adventures when we meet again. Roll call will never be the same. I want you to know you have touched many hearts here and the world is a safer and better place because of you. Never again will I be able to see a plaid shirt again, without smiling and thinking of you. Fair winds, following seas and good fishing to you my friend! Mission Complete

Jodi Kretz wrote on May 15, 2019
My deepest condolences George. Wishing I could say something to ease your sadness or make you smile. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts during this most difficult time.

Patrick and Tami Austin wrote on May 14, 2019
So sorry to hear this. Hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

Terrence McDaniel & Janie Koats & "Mac" wrote on May 13, 2019
Dave was a great friend, neighbor, fellow animal lover who was taken too early. His love for animals was easy to see as he diligently strolled with his "buddy" Jake every day, rain or shine, winter or summer. He will be greatly missed by all !!

Arlene Erdman wrote on May 13, 2019
My deepest sympathy George to you and your family.

Jackie Taylor wrote on May 13, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies, Georgette, and to your family. Words can't express how saddened I am to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sue Kneringer wrote on May 13, 2019
Sending healing prayers and hugs to Georgette and family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Becky Christensen wrote on May 12, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family George.

Rose Lowery wrote on May 12, 2019
George my deepest condolences for your loss of Dave. He was a great guy, I always enjoyed his sense of humor and his fast driving, a man after my own ?? Very sad for you and family, I will keep you all in my prayers ?? Rose Lowery

Denise Dorsey-LaCanne wrote on May 11, 2019
A big hug to you my friend. My sympathy, thoughts, prayers to you all.

Georgette wrote on May 11, 2019
Georgette, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Dave and Becky Zuberbuhler wrote on May 11, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Dave's family and friends, he will be missed.

Kathy Hansen wrote on May 11, 2019
I was so sad to hear about Daves passing. My prayers are with Georgette and the family.

Brad and Denise Damiani wrote on May 11, 2019
Our condolences to Georgette and her family on your loss. He was Brad's best friend growing up in school. Our prayers are with you doing this time.