Harriet B. Long
1929 - 2020
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Harriet B. Long

Neenah - Harriet Bernice Long, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 8, 2020. She was born in Medford, WI; on June 24, 1929, daughter of the late Harry and Agnes Olson. Harriet attended elementary schools in Taylor County, graduated from Stoughton High School and from St Olaf College. She taught English and served as the librarian at the Boscobel High School. Harriet married Alvin Long on June 6, 1953. She worked at Wausau Insurance in Wausau, the Neenah Public Library, the United Methodist Church in Day Care, and at Secura Insurance. Harriet taught Sunday School and was active on both the church Altar Guild and funeral serving committees at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Neenah. She retired to child sit her three granddaughters, whom she adored.

Harriet is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Alvin; two sons: Thomas (Lori) and Peter; three granddaughters: Whitney (Ian) Armstrong, Ariel (Dylan) Schmoldt and Morgen (Shawn Peters) Long; a grandson Isaiah Long; and four great grandsons: Hudson, Oliver and Parker Schmoldt and Huxley Armstrong. She is also survived by her two brothers: Allen (Sonja) Olson, and Con (Shirley) Olson: sister-in-law Sharon Long; and many nieces, nephews, and her special friends: the Schuelkes and Holms. She was further preceded in death by her daughter Anne Marie Long; two brothers-in-law: Melvin Long Jr. and Gordon Long; and special niece, Kristi Hedrington.

A brief graveside service will be held at 2:30PM at Oakhill Cemetery in Neenah on Saturday, August 15, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Neenah Public Library, or a charity of your choice. A big thank you and God's blessings to the health care workers at the VNA, hospice, and ThedaCare.

Westgor Funeral Home

205 W. Doty Ave. Neenah 722-7151

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Aug. 12, 2020.
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August 17, 2020
Dear Al and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies. Harriet was a beautiful person. She was always friendly and gracious. She will be missed. She is with Our Lord now and at peace. With Love and Prayers, Bob and Lynne Malinoski
Robert Malinoski
August 15, 2020
We so loved Harriet's company and getting together up north around a campfire. It was always a pleasure to run into her at Boulder Days! Her passion for faith and family live on in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren! Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
Ellen and Robert Moodie
August 15, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Al and the family. Harriet was a very sweet lady who was extremely dedicated to her Lord and her church.
Todd & Nancy Stevenson
August 14, 2020
Our condolences to Alvin and family. Harriet was a lovely lady and will be missed
Jim and Bonnie Thomas
August 13, 2020
Aunt Harriet and Uncle Al along with Pete and Tom give me great memories as I think back. What a great place it was to be at the Long’s for a Sunday afternoon of football in the basement with the fireplace going after a great meal with my cousins, aunt, and uncle. Also remember delicious chocolate chip cookies, chex mix, Sayner, WI, vegetables from the garden, and getting tackled quite a bit in the back yard playing football. Thank you Aunt Harriet and family for all of those great memories. A life well lived.

Paul Olson and family (Kari, Sadie, Caleb, Jonah and Kate)
Paul Olson
August 13, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to all. Worked with Harriet at SECURA Insurance. She was a very sweet lady.
Mary Ver Voort
August 12, 2020
We extend our sympathy to Al and his family on the passing of this sweet, pretty lady. She was always very pleasant to all the faculty wives.
Jim & Sherry Klitz
August 11, 2020
Harriet was such a gracious and positive lady who always wore a smile! I will miss her sitting in front of me at church. My sympathy to Al and the family at this difficult time. Remembering you in prayer.
June Luett
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