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Tresa Beth Long

Published: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Tresa Beth Long

OREGON – Tresa Beth Long, 69, of Oregon, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at her home. She was a Realtor, and a bookkeeper in the family construction business, but will always be remembered as a loving stay-at-home mom.

Mrs. Long was born Aug. 22, 1944, in Sterling, the daughter of Donald C. and Betty M. (Siperly) Dimmig. She married Kenneth Long on Oct. 1, 1966, in Dixon. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2013.

Tresa grew up in Amboy and was a longtime resident of Grand Detour, where she raised her family. She retired to a house in Oregon that she had built with her husband.  

Survivors include three sons, Scott (Angie) Long of Rockford, Dan (Jaime) Long of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Rusty (Cindy Szczesny) Long of Chicago; four sisters, Renee (John Waters) Murphy, Lana (David) Ackert, Marsha (Stan) Quaco, and Debbi (David Considine) Whites, all of Dixon; three brothers, Dennis Dimmig of Sterling, Allen (Lynn) Dimmig of Glendale, Arizona, and Michael (Caryl) Dimmig of Walnut; a brother-in-law, Lars Jensen of Rock Falls; and three grandchildren, Tyler, Hannah, and Easton Kenneth Long.

Tresa also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Donna Jensen; three brothers, Jerry Dimmig, Donald Dimmig Jr., in infancy, and Danny Joe Dimmig; and lifelong friend, Judy Brandt.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Kalebaugh, pastor of The Refuge Church in Amboy, officiating. Burial will be in Grand Detour Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.

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