Long, Darek A.
February 8, 1983 -
July 22, 2014
Darek A. Long, 31, formerly of Plymouth, passed away suddenly at 2:47 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in St. Lukes Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has been a resident of Strawberry Point, Iowa for the past two years.
Born in South Bend, Indiana, on February 8, 1983, Darek was the son of James A. Long and Martha E. (Schoberg) Conley.
Darek received his education at Plymouth High School with the Class of 2001. He made wiring testers with the Commercial Vehicle Group in Edgewood, Iowa, serving the Caterpillar Corp.
On March 21, 2009, at the Liberty Church in Menomonie, Wisconsin, he married the former Kelie Jo Yoder.
Darek's passion was his family and serving the Lord. He found his true Faith working with the Youth Ministry at Plymouth Sunrise Chapel. In Iowa, he was a member of Cornerstone Church in Manchester. He and his wife, Kelie have traveled the world on mission trips as he was involved with ZJam Christian Radio.
There was no adventure too great for Darek. He enjoyed zip lining, sky-diving and meeting people. Darek had a comic nature about himself that made others feel comfortable around him and was an expert on movie trivia. He lived a life to be celebrated.
Surviving is his wife, Kelie, Strawberry Point, Iowa; his mother and stepfather, Martha and Patrick Conley, Plymouth; his sister, Jami E. Holm of Plymouth; his brothers, Nicholos J. and Lauren Long of North Charleston, S.C.; and Addam D. Long, Port Clinton, Ohio; his paternal grandparents, Mary E. and David Read, Warsaw; his mother-in-law, Lori Yoder, Strawberry Point, Iowa; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.
Darek was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Timothy Crowel; his father-in-law, Rod J. Yoder; paternal grandfather, Arthur J. Long; and maternal grandparents, Donald G. and Minerva Schoberg.
Family and friends will gather at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, on Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 1-5 p.m. EDT Funeral services will be held in the funeral home following the visitation at 5 p.m. EDT officiated by Rev. Dennis Wenzel, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Donaldson.
A private family burial service will be held at a later time in the New Oakhill Cemetery.
Preferred memorial gifts may be made to the Darek A. Long Scholarship Fund c/o Beacon Credit Union, 855 N. Oak Road, Plymouth, IN 46563 or at the funeral home.
Notes of condolence may be sent to the family through the web-site: www.johnson-danielson.com
Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home
1100 N. Michigan Street Plymouth, IN 46563
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on July 25, 2014