Winona Belle Long
1923 - 2020
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Long, Winona Belle 12/21/1923 - 10/20/2020 Died Tuesday October 20, 2020 in Jackson, Michigan. Winona was born on December 21, 1923 in Owosso, Michigan, the third daughter of Fred and Tracy Hilgendorf's 23 children. On June 24, 1943 she married the love of her life, Harold Long in Flint, Michigan. Winona was a self-employed beautician for many years, operating a salon in her home. She will always be remembered for her love of gardening and spending countless hours, pruning and trimming her garden to perfection. She loved to travel with the Michigan Retired Teachers, Ypsilanti Senior Citizens, family and friends to the local casinos and spending time with her family. Survivors include 3 children: D. Phillip (Melinda) Long, Carole Galante and Gigi (Timothy) Carroll; 7 Grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; one brother: Gary Hilgendorf. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Harold; her parents Fred and Tracy Hilgendorf and 21 siblings. The family will receive friends on Wednesday October 28, 2020 at Janowiak Funeral Home in Ypsilanti, MI from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday October 29, 2020 at 12:00 Noon at Janowiak Funeral Home, 320 N. Washington St. Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197. Burial will follow at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, First United Methodist Church in Jackson,MI, St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Ypsilanti MI or to John Ganton's Countryside in Jackson,MI. For livestreaming information, please go to

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Published in Ann Arbor News from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, 2020.
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October 29, 2020
She was warm and loving and lively. She was a gem.
Charli&Tony Carroll&Cadena
October 28, 2020
Winnie was a great friend, our next door neighbor for over 20 years. She was like part of our family, Grandma Winnie to our daughter Kara, and enjoyed coming over for different family gatherings and dinners we had at our house. She was always happy and knew how to make people laugh, and we will miss her very much.
We know shes enjoying Heaven with Harold and many of her friends who have gone before her.

Rex and Trina Throne
Brooklyn, Michigan
Rex & Trina Throne
October 27, 2020
She loved life and wherever she was Winnie added smiles and laughter.
Patricia Schmoekel
October 27, 2020
Thoughts are Prayers for Winnies family ! We will always remember her smiling face and cheerfulness.
cynthia goward
October 24, 2020
Wishing the family and all who knew her peace in the knowledge that Winona was much lived throughout her life and now is resting in the hands of God.
Christine Abbey
October 23, 2020
I will always remember Grandma Winnie for her love of all things colorful and sparkly! My favorite memory is the first time that she came to my mom's house after my dad passed for Christmas dinner. She was by far the hit at the dinner table with her surprising and hilarious contribution to the after dinner conversation : ). She was an amazing lady and will be very missed by all who knew and loved her.
Kim Galante-Wong
October 23, 2020
Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
The Staff of Janowiak Funeral Home, Inc.
October 23, 2020
The best What a Wednesday dinner buddy I could have. You now have a seat at the Lord's table!! Will miss you !! Dennis
dennis hayek
October 23, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of this , our mom uncle John, and her , in a matter of weeks it seems. She always had a happy smile. Prayers to the family. R.I.P. Aunt Winnie
Richard & Shelley Goward
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