Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 8, 2020
Duane Long

Obit Duane LongDuane Long passed away Oct. 5, 2020. Duane was born in 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Reuel and Marian Long. He grew up in Eden Prairie. He later moved to Minnetonka and attended Deephaven High School where he met his wife Joyce — they had adjacent school lockers and played in marching band together. They married in Aug. 1952, at Groveland Church in Minnetonka. They moved to Dugway, Utah, in the fall of 1952 where Duane worked as an analytical chemist; he published at least 65 research papers.

Duane and Joyce enjoyed rock hunting, exploring the desert in their jeep, playing several musical instruments (flute, piano, piccolo), fishing, and camping. They raised four children who graduated from Dugway High School. Duane and Joyce spent many active years teaching Sunday school and supporting AWANAs at Dugway Chapel and First Baptist Church in Tooele. Duane also taught Sunday Bible services at the Tooele County Jail for 21 years. Duane loved God, his family, and the outdoors. 

Duane is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joyce Long, and their four children: son David Long (Marlene), son Mark Long (Jane), daughter Becky Rathjen (Jeff), son Brian Long (Darlene). He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister in Minnesota. 

A family graveside service will be held in Stansbury Park Cemetery. A memorial service is planned for 2021. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Creation Research Institute (CRI) or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

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