William Dale Long, 55, a rare and beautiful soul, Will was taken from us on Tuesday March 8th, 2011, at home under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services.
He was born August 23, 1955 to Florren & Joan (Springer) Long in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Will's 9 year battle with lymphoma was faced with determination, strength and hope. His courage and dignity were constant.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife of 32 years, Myra Long, Aniwa; and his children, Nathan (Erin), Wausau, Jennifer (Kris Stepney), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Matthew (Felicia), Aniwa. In addition, Will leaves behind his mother, Joan Long, Mount Vernon, Ohio; and brothers, Tom (Julie), MN, and Dave, Momence, IL; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Florren Long.
A Memorial Service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 11th, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church, 903 3rd St., Wausau. Rev. Gerald Morris will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Special thanks to Dr. Ahuja and the nursing staff at Aspirus Cancer Center, and the Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services for their compassionate care.
Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family.
On-line condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com