Edward Long

Edward W. Long

Saturday, May 16th, 1931 - Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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Edward W. Long, age 88, passed away January 29, 2020 at Bethany Village in Centerville, OH. Edward was born in Richland Center, WI to Clara and Bert Long and was the youngest of 8 children. Edward grew up on a farm where he learned the value of hard work early on.

Edward had an independent and adventurous approach to life. He served in the Armed Forces in the early 1950’s at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as a construction specialist instructor. Edward remained in the reserves until 1961. He was one of the first in his family to go to college graduating with a Mining Engineering degree from Wisconsin Institute of Technology in Platteville, WI. Being a mining engineer was an important part of who Edward was for the rest of his life as he only recently officially retired.

Edward gained expertise designing plants and selling process equipment for various types of mining, including iron ore, phosphate, and sand. Eventually, Edward started his own successful company in 1978 pioneering a new generation of hydraulic classification equipment. Edward also owned several patents related to process plant design.

Edward married Clariet J. Rude in 1953 and had three children. Besides his family, another passion of Edward was his love of travel. He packed up the car and family for a few weeks every summer traveling throughout the country. Many memorable trips involved camping. Edward and Clariet also traveled extensively to Australia, Europe, Norway, and Ireland. In addition to traveling, Edward was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing every opportunity he got.

Edward is preceded in death by his wife Clariet, parents Clara and Bert Long; siblings Marion (Lucille), Verlon (Genevieve), Vernon, Gwen Michel (Bob), Lois Kaderavek (Paul) and Cecil. He is survived by his children Karen Anticoli (Tony) of Centerville, OH, Susan Casey (Jim) of Half Moon Bay, CA and Ed (Torea) of Wilmington, NC; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, his brother Leland (Kathy) of Hudson, WI, his sister-in-law Doris Long of Salt Lake City, UT and many nieces and nephews.

Edward will be buried next to his beloved wife at East Koshkonong Lutheran Church in Cambridge, WI. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
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Dennis Rude

Posted at 09:33am
Uncle Ed was a very special person with a magical way of saying hello. He saw possibilities in many things and passed that concept along to others. He encouraged an understanding of things. Rocks from the ground had stories to tell, and he knew what they had to say. He loved life and those around him. We knew that, most of all.

Diane kaderavek

Posted at 11:13am
Condolences to your family. I have so many great memories of time spent with uncle Ed . From the beginning , he and aunt clariet and family always would make a stop to our family farm when they were on their summer vacation . Later , I visited them in Florida several times , where they were always so gracious and made everyone feel so welcome . In later years, Uncle Ed alway made a point to visit his brothers and sisters in Wisconsin every year . We had such good times , eating , laughing , playing a game of euchre . We were lucky to attend his granddaughters wedding last May , he always was so happy to be with his family . We had a wonderful reunion last summer , at same farm I grew up on , with Uncle Ed and his grown children and spouses , and several other cousins . What a special time ! Uncle Ed was a very accomplished businessman, a well travelled person , but I feel his greatest accomplishment and greatest joy was his family and the love he was surrounded by . You can see him in so many pictures , smiling in the background, ; “ When Irish Eyes Are Smiling “ And , he always remembered to send me a birthday card ! So sweet , so gracious, so smart .

Jim Tidmore

Posted at 09:14pm
Ed, our hearts go out to you and your family during this time. Your Dad was a wonderful man and we enjoyed sharing time with him over the past 35 years.

Linda Hamilton

Posted at 07:37pm
Our sincere sympathy to all of you on the loss of your dad. With love, Bob and Linda (Rude) Hamilton

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