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