Marilyn Jean (Yepsen) Long
Born: September 4, 1940 in Princeton, IL
Died: September 16, 2021 in Amboy, IL
AMBOY – Marilyn Jean (Yepsen) Long, 81, formerly of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Marilyn was born on September 4, 1940 in Princeton, IL., to the late Robert and Dorothy (Knigge) Yepsen. She was a graduate of Princeton High School, Class of 1959. She married the late Jerrell D. "JD" Long in LaSalle, IL on February 26, 1959.
She worked in Customer Service at Mercy Health Center in Rockford, IL and then with American Express in North Carolina before retirement in 2005. She was a member of the Tres Dias in Rockford, IL as well as the YMCA of Dixon, IL.
Marilyn loved to spend time with her family, especially her two daughters, Laurie and Cindy and all of her grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting and making ceramics. She loved animals, especially her cat Ziggy, who will miss her dearly. She was a woman of faith and loved her time with Tres Dias.
Surviving are her two daughters, Laurie Orlando of Amboy, IL and Cynthia "Cindy" Hovey of Galesburg, IL; two grandchildren, Jason Hovey of Pekin, IL. and Tracy Connour of Knoxville, IL.; three great grandchildren, Peyton, Caylee-Jo and Brentley; and her best friend Jane.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Dorothy (Knigge) Yepsen, her husband, Jerrell D. "JD" Long (May 10, 2017), and one brother Robert Yepsen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Rock River Hospice Home.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. & Monuments.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m. at Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. officiated by Senior Pastor David Mundt of Christ Community Church. Graveside service to follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, IL.
Online memorials and condolences may be directed to www.norbergfh.com
Arrangements by Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. & Monuments.
Published by Bureau County Republican from Sep. 17 to Sep. 22, 2021.