Robert E. LONG

Robert E. LONG

Male 1924 - 2005  (80 years)

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  • Name Robert E. LONG  [2

    • Robert E. "Bob" Long, 81 years, of Oswego, IL died Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Alden of Waterford in Aurora, IL. He was born May 2, 1924 in Joliet, IL, the son of the late Charles E. and Clara E. (nee Wilkinson) Long.
      He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Oswego, IL and a life member of Montgomery Memorial VFW Post in Montgomery, IL.
      He served his country honorably during World War II, serving in Europe until he was wounded in October of 1944. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
      Prior to his retirement in 1985, he was employed as a watchmaker for 38 years, 26 of which was at Bockman Jewelers in Aurora, IL.
      He is survived by his wife, Betty (nee Weise), whom he married on August 21, 1946 in Oswego, IL and after marriage, resided in Joliet, IL for a time; a daughter, Susan Burnette of Oswego, IL; granddaughter, Angela (Erik) Larson of Leander, TX; two great grandchildren, Brooke and Ben Larson; several nieces and nephews; and by a sister-in-law, Julia Long of Joliet, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret Klett; two brothers, Herbert Long (his twin) and Jack Long; and nephew, Scott Long.
      Visitation will take place on Monday, October 10, 2005 from 4 to 7 PM at the McKEOWN-DUNN FUNERAL HOME, LTD & CREMATION SERVICES at 210 S. Madison St. in Oswego, IL. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 10 AM at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora, IL with Rev. Phil sheets officiating.
      Memorials may be directed to either Hospice Partners, 4415 W. Harrison Suite 403, Hillside, IL, 60162 or the Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 W. Washington St. in Oswego, IL, 60543. For additional information: 630-554-3888 or 800-942-DUNN. [1]
    Born 2 May 1924  Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Living with parents in Joliet, Will Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1940  Living with parents in Joliet, Will Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 6 Ocy 2005  Alden of Waterford (Aurora, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Lincoln Memorial Park, Oswego, Kendall Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I93905  Main Tree
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2019 

    Father Charles Edgar LONG,   b. 18 Dec 1901, Channahon, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1981, Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Clara Isabel WILKINSON,   b. 7 Jun 1901, Joliet, Will Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1963  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F39235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty J. WEISS,   b. 26 Dec 1925, Oswego, Kendall Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 2015, Aurora, Kane County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F39242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 May 1924 - Joliet, Will County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charles E. Long and Clara I. Wilkinson's twins
    Charles E. Long and Clara I. Wilkinson's twins
    Robert E. and Herbert C. (not sure which is which)
    Margaret Joyce and Jack L.


    Headstones
    Robert E. Long and Betty J. Weiss Headstone
    Robert E. Long and Betty J. Weiss Headstone
    Robert E., son of Charles E. Long and Clara I. Wilkinson, and his wife Betty J. Weiss, are buried in the Lincoln Memorial Park in Oswego, Kendall Co., Illinois.

    Created by: James Seidelman
    Photo added by: chard

  • Sources 
    1. [S10365] Find A Grave: Obituary Notice for Robert E. Long.

    2. [S01518] 1930 Census Joliet, Will County, Illinois.

    3. [S5731] 1940 Census Joliet, Will County, Illinois.

    4. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.