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Robert L. Long

Farmington – Robert L. Long, 71, of Farmington, passed away at 8:15 AM on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at his residence. He was born on March 21, 1949 in Canton, IL to Lester and Frances (McCartney) Long. He married Wanda Schnetzler on June 16, 1973 at the First Presbyterian Church in Canton, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are two children, Leslie (Daniel) Gorsuch of Canton, IL and Julie (Joel Bridges) Long of Peoria, IL; three grandchildren, Alexander, Allyson, and Parker Gorsuch all of Canton; one brother, John (Lorna) Long of Yates City; cousin, Jim (Janey) McCartney, and many other cousins.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents.

Robert retired from Caterpillar after over 35 years of service. He was a member of the Farmington Moose Lodge 1571 for 30 years. Robert enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, golfing, and anything outdoors. He loved his family but especially loved spoiling his grandkids.

Robert served as a medic in the United States Navy.

Graveside service with military honors will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Deacon Gary Schultz will officiate. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to the Peoria Advanced Medical Transport or the Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

9 Comments

  • Carolyn Herrick

    Reply October 14, 2020 7:22 pm

    My heart hurts to hear of Bob’s passing…what a great friends he and Wanda was to Don and I…so many memories we shared…
    Condolences to ALL family…he will be greatly missed…love u all Carolyn Herrick

  • shirley Franzoni

    Reply October 14, 2020 9:03 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that Bob passed ….. it’s been a long time but still have fond memories of him <3

  • Deanna Grzanich Hinds

    Reply October 14, 2020 10:07 pm

    We are so sorry to hear you lost Bob. He was such a good person. God bless the Long family. Deanna & Jim

  • Christy Turner

    Reply October 15, 2020 8:33 am

    Wanda,
    I am so sorry for you and the girls loss.
    Keeping you in my prayers.
    Hugs my friend.

  • Deb Mc Cartney Nelson

    Reply October 15, 2020 10:00 am

    Childhood memories are flooding back. Bob was so nice to all, and I loved his laugh. He, brother John and cousins Jim and Frank could really liven up a gathering. My heart aches for you Wanda and the girls/grandkids. He made the world a better place for his family.

  • Butch & Mary Thrasher

    Reply October 16, 2020 7:24 am

    Wanda So sorry for you and your family ‘s loss Prayers to you and your family.

  • Melody Bridges

    Reply October 16, 2020 8:21 pm

    Wanda -so sorry to hear of your loss!!! My heart goes out to you and your family.

  • JEFF GRIGSBY

    Reply October 17, 2020 10:53 am

    REALLY SAD TO HEAR OF THIS ! BEEN A LONG WHILE SINCE I HAD SEEN HIM ! PRAYERS TO ALL HIS FAMILY ! A GREAT GUY AND A FUN GUY ! MY VERY BEST TO ALL !!!!!!

  • Gwen

    Reply October 17, 2020 8:25 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, I will keep you all in my prayers.

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