Don Long


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 6:53 pm
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Don L. Long, 72, of Milan, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, with family and friends by his side at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated later.
Don was born on Jan. 31, 1940, in Milan, a son of John and Arlene Gould Long.
He was a member of Operating Engineers Locals 537 and 150. He worked for many years with Normyle and Berg, Brandt and McCarthy Construction companies. In earlier years he served in the Illinois Army National Guard.
Don enjoyed riding and working on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, antiquing, repairing and restoring old watches and clocks, playing cards and watching football and NASCAR.
He is survived by his daughters, Laurie and Shelly; one brother, Steven L. Long; nieces, Heather and Nicolette, and her husband, Joey; grandniece, Talia; grandnephew, Tyson; and special friend, Chrissy Ruxton. Don was preceded in death by his parents; and former wife, Marla Sowers Sheraden.
The family wishes to express a special "Thank you" to the staff of Hope Creek Care Center for loving care and kindness.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.














 



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