Dennis Long

Date of Birth

Oct 17,1942

Date of Death

Jun 15,2014

Dennis Long, age 71, of Kaneville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital due to complications following surgery. He was born October 17, 1942, in Aurora, IL, the son of Ervin and Marjorie (Larson) Long. Denny grew up on the family farm in Kaneville and attended local schools. He was part of the second class to graduate from Kaneland High School in 1960. Denny was a farmer all his life, an occupation he truly loved. Denny was also the Kaneville Township Highway Commissioner for 32 years.Denny was united in marriage to Susan W. Watne on June 22, 1968 in Hinckley, IL. They began their new life back on the farm where they welcomed three children, Sarah, Laura and Debby.Denny was a was a member of the Kaneville United Methodist Church, Township Officials of Illinois, Kane County Highway Commissioners’ Association, Northern Illinois Highway Commissioners’ Association ,Loyal Order of the Moose, Aurora Lodge #400, and Kane County Farm Bureau.Denny is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan; three children: Sarah Long Dunlop and her two children, Allison Dunlop and Alyssa Ekstrom, Laura Rudow and Debby Long. Denny was also survived by three siblings, Rick (Peggy) Long, Pat (Dave) Sigmund and Bill (Pam) Long; One brother-in-law, Toby (Barb) Watne, along with many nieces, nephews, a large extended family and a countryside of neighbors and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Marjorie, brother-in-law, Richard Watne and son-in-law, James Dunlop III.Visitation will be Wednesday, June 18, from 4-8 p.m., at Kaneville United Methodist Church, Kaneville, IL. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held Thursday, June 19, at 10 a.m. Rev. Avani-Cosset Christian, pastor of the church, will officiate with interment to follow at Kaneville Cemetery, Kaneville, IL. For more information, please contact Conley Funeral Home, 630-365-6414 or visit In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Dennis’ name. Checks may be made to the "Dennis Long Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at

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