James E. "Jim" Long
1941 - 2021
BORN
1941
DIED
2021
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James E. 'Jim' Long
Born: January 4, 1941 in DeKalb, IL
Died: June 1, 2021 in Barrington, IL
James E. "Jim" Long 80, of DeKalb passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington, IL. He was born January 4, 1941 in DeKalb, IL to Ernest and Helen (Huhta) Long.
Jim attended DeKalb High School and later joined the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 aircraft carrier.
Along with his two brothers, Jim owned Long's Bus Company for many years. After leaving the bus business, Jim started his own business repairing laser printers. After retirement Jim spent many happy times volunteering with the DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission driving "his vets" to medical appointments. He cared about each and every veteran and truly loved what he did.
Jim married Patricia Mulligan with whom he had his daughter, Lori. Jim later met Jodi Bergeron in 1995 and in November of 2003 they married in St. Thomas, V.I. They spent many happy years together traveling, sitting on the front porch talking with neighbors, spending time with friends and family, or just holding hands.
He loved spending time with his family and friends and especially loved Thursday night dinners with his family. Jim was an outgoing, selfless, and caring person. He loved people and people loved him.
Jim is survived by his wife Jodi, daughter Lori, brother Chuck, sister-in-law Pam (Brian), and grandchildren Claudia, Alicia, and James along with cousins and countless friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jerry, and his beloved cat, Red.
Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 3:00pm-6:00pm with a memorial service at 6:00pm at Finch Funeral Home with Pastor Janet Hunt officiating. Full military honors by American Legion Post #66 will be immediately following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission, in honor of Jim. Cremation was handled by Finch Crematory and Arrangements were entrusted to Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-3841.




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Published by Daily-Chronicle from Jun. 3 to Jun. 5, 2021.
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To Lori and family: so sorry to hear about your dad passing away. My condolences are with you and your family are at this time.
Jennifer (Pattison) Mathes
School
June 9, 2021
Lori, So sorry for the loss of your dad! He just loved being your dad. Such great memories I have of him. He was our biggest fan at the softball field, even our coach for a few years, I recall. And he was always laughing with us. It was great fun to ride with him on the bus. He was a dad to all of us girls. So thankful you had many wonderful years together. My condolences to you and your family.
Sue Bradbury Clay
Friend
June 4, 2021
Lori so sorry for the loss of your dad. We had many talks , i lived on Oak St right across from the bus company. My address was 413 . I would go pn my little porch and we would visit
Jim was so kind and a funny man
I teally liked our visits. Bless you all!!!!
Elizabetu Pauline Peura Taylor
Friend
June 4, 2021
Lori-- We're truly so sorry for your loss of your dad. May he rest in peace.. We're honored to know him and you. He was a very special guy to know. Hold those special memories close to your heart Someday we'll meet our loved ones with open arms and everlasting love. This is not a good bye. It's see you later. If you need a shoulder to lean on. Or chat with. We're here for you. We send our love, hugs, prayers and support to you. We love you, Lori..
Heather M Butts and Chuck Woods
Friend
June 3, 2021
Lori- We're truly so sorry for your loss of your dad. He was a very special guy. We're honored to know him. Keep his memory live in your heart. Someday we'll meet our loved ones with open arms and everlasting love We're here for you if you need a shoulder to lean on. or talk to. May he rest in peace.. It's not a good bye. It's see you later. We're sending our love, hugs, prayers and support to you always.
Heather M Butts and Chuck Woods
Friend
June 3, 2021
Dearest Lori: I am so sorry for the loss of you Dad. Sending prayers and Ehugs my friend. You now have another angel watching over you!
Brenda J. Dailey
June 3, 2021
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