Cynthia Long
1940 - 2021
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Cynthia Long

Waupaca - Cynthia Ruth Long nee Peterson, 80, of Waupaca, WI, was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven on January 17, 2021 surrounded by family. She passed away from complications of Parkinson's disease. She leaves her husband of over 58 years, Donald Long, along with family and friends.

She was born on September 27, 1940 in Scandinavia, Wisconsin to Clarence and Ruth (Blihovde) Peterson. She graduated from the Peterson Mill one-room schoolhouse and Scandinavia High School before attending UW-Stout to become a teacher. Cindy was a teacher for over 30 years, mostly teaching Home Economics at Weyauwega Fremont High School. Cindy was a natural at sharing knowledge and making learning fun.

On July 7, 1962, Cynthia and Donald were married at Scandinavia Lutheran Church.

Along with spending time with family, Cindy enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, doing puzzles, traveling, watching Wisconsin sports, and helping others. She was a 4-H member and leader for many years. She was actively involved in her local Homemakers group. Cynthia also impacted many youth in the area by serving on the Fox Valley Technical College Board of Directors for many years. Cindy was actively involved in their church, St. John's Lutheran Church of Weyauwega

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ruth Peterson; her brother, Curtis Peterson; her brother-in law, Keith Long; and other family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband, Donald Long of Waupaca; her children: Brian (Elis) Long of Weyauwega, Bruce (Brenda) Long of New London, and Julie (Mark) Schulz of Oxford; her grandchildren: Bryant (Amanda) Long, Brandon Long, Bret Long, Thomas Long, Michael Long, Joshua Long, Kaitlyn Schulz, Nicholas Schulz, and Patrick Long; her siblings: Phyllis (Leo) McSherry, Don (Judy) Peterson, Bill (Mary) Peterson; her brothers-in-law: Gene (Sue) Long and Richard Long; her sisters-in-law: Donna Peterson and Judy Long; many nieces and nephews; and numerous other family and friends. The family wishes to thank ThedaCare Hospice and everyone who expresses their condolences.

The Funeral Service will be Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, N3882 County Road KK, Weyauwega. The visitation will be on Wednesday at the church from 8 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. There will be inside worship for those who choose to meet in the sanctuary as well as outside parking lot worship. For those in the parking lot please turn your radio to FM 101.7






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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20, 2021.
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January 25, 2021
Cindy was a warm loving lady. She was more like a mother or sister to me. During the years I worked for Don and Keith at Belleview Farms..Don and Cindy welcomed me into their home and hearts nearly from the first day I worked for them. Taking an active interest in me and my life. Never missing an opportunity to teach me or advise me on life or work or personal conduct. I could go on and on praising this lovely lady and friend. Her husband Don as well. Their children Brian Bruce and Julie. Dons Father Oscar when he was alive his Brothers Keith during his life and his wife Judy son's Brad and Kevin. His Brothers Gene and Richard as well. Clearly a strong Family loving faithful. The longer I knew Cindy the more I got to know her family as well . Her brothers Don and Bill and sister Phyllis all shared these many good and Godly qualities. My thoughts and prayers are with them all during this time of sorrow and mourning. No words can express my sadness and yet I rejoice amid the grief for I know Cindy is in Heaven and sits at the table of the Lord. She walks the paths of glory in paradise hand in hand with Jesus in the presence of the Creator God the father. My most sincere sympathies and deepest most heartfelt condolences to all who feel this loss. Tremendous as it may be may God's loving kindness lead you through it. I must admit I wept at the news of this passing like I did for my Mother and Aunts or would for my sister's. But I look beyond the tears and remember that her strong spirit will remain and forever be as close as a whisper like my thoughts and memories. God's Love and Blessings
Mark P. Zellmer
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