DARIEN - Oscar “Oz” G. Long, Jr. age 65, of Darien passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 with his wife and step-daughter at his side at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. He was born in Elkhorn on May 17, 1952 to Oscar and Hope (Cervantes) Long. Oscar was united in marriage to Patricia on June 11, 1994. He graduated from Big Foot High School in 1971. He worked in construction and lumber sales. He will always be remembered for his love of the outdoors, hunting, fishing, Beach Boys and entertaining his friends and family at his camper up north. He had a great passion for the Chicago Bears and cheered for the Bears and whoever was playing the Packers. His greatest strengths were his upbeat attitude and his LOVE OF LIFE. As his health deteriorated, he often said he was in great shape for the shape he is in. We have many health care facilities to thank including UW Hospital in Madison especially all of the staff on the Transplant Floor, Golden Years in Walworth, and Mercyhealth in Harvard. He will be greatly missed by many including the 2nd Tuesday Club that brought so many old BFHS friends together, all his friends at the Heritage House, his hunting and fishing buddies, and all the many friends and relatives that he touched in his life.
Oz is survived by his beloved wife, Pat and a very special step daughter, Renee (Edward) Clair, of Williams Bay. Oz was a devoted and loving grandfather to Emmett, Anna, Maggie, and Finn. In addition he is survived by his sisters, Valerie (Don) Snyder of Lakeland, FL, Vicki Long of Elkhorn, WI, Vivian Long of Milwaukee, WI, Venetta Sisson of Largo, FL, WI, Jackie Nickels of Spooner, WI, and Donna Kjendlie of Monroe, WI and a brother Vern Long of Janesville, WI. He is also survived by three very special Aunts, Angie Lange of Kenosha, WI, Mary Covey of LaCrosse, WI and Sharon Cervantes of Delavan, WI, nieces and nephews and many cousins.
Oscar is preceded in death by his mother, Hope; father, Oscar; stepmother, Dorothy Long; brother, Duane Long; and brother-in-law: Bill Nickels, Mike Nickels, Ed Kjendlie. Also, special nephews Ryan Nickels, Aaron Nickels, and Justin Long.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 A.M. on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Community Church of Fontana, 275 Kinzie Avenue in Fontana. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. Burial will take place at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Delavan. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to St. Andrew’s Parish School.