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STERLING- Marjorie J. Long, age 94, of Rock Falls died peacefully Friday, November 3, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion.
Marge was born November 6, 1922, in Rock Falls, in the house her father built. She was the daughter of Peter and Agnes (Osmundsen) Rogness. Marge was a graduate of Rock Falls High School and received her R.N. degree from Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. She married Paul L. Long on January 29, 1944, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling, where she was a lifelong member. For many years, Marge worked at the Sterling Rock Falls Clinic for Drs. Tom and John McDonnell.
Survivors include her son, Gary Long of Rockford; two sisters, Beverly Kobbeman of Rock Falls and Ruth Johnson of Duluth, Minn.; nieces Jill (Dennis) Reed of Snohomish, Wash., Kelly (Marcia) Collins-McMurry of Columbia, Md., Meg (John) Steinke of Crystal, Minn., Kristin (Jeff) Block of Minneapolis, Minn., nephew Tim (Greta) Johnson of Duluth, Minn., and many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Glenn, husband Paul, and brothers-in-law Webb McMurry, Ted Johnson and Ed Kobbeman.
Graveside services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Coloma Township Cemetery, Rock Falls, with Reverend Leo Patterson officiating. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St John's Lutheran Church, Sterling.