Michael Long

Obituary of Michael Edward Long

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Michael “Mike” Edward Long, age 73 of Vassar, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1, 2023, and joined his wife Sue in heaven.  

Mike was born on December 11, 1949 to Dick and Della (Steele) Long in Cass City, Michigan.  After graduating from Mayville High School in 1968, one of his first jobs was at Hess Brothers & Schell Gas Station in Vassar.  Mike was also an EMT and an EMT instructor for several years in Vassar.  Mike worked for 36 years at Eaton/Grede Foundry in Vassar.

In 1972 he met Sue Bertelsmeyer, and they wed on January 6, 1973, going on to have two daughters, Jennifer and Becky.

After retiring in 2008, Mike enjoyed spending his time landscaping and caring for his yard, taking adventures throughout Michigan, and especially attending the antique tractor parade in Mackinaw City with his family. Mike was also a big support of the Vassar Vulcans.  He and his daughter Becky attended almost all of the home games.

Mike is survived by his daughters, Jennifer and Becky; his siblings, Jim (Vickie) Long, LaVon & Martha Long, Barb Hahn, and Dawn & Mike Wyman; in-laws, Scott & Robin Bertelsmeyer and Shannon Rose; several nieces and nephews; and special neighbors, Tim & Veronica Childs, and Gary & Gail Asperger. Mike was predeceased by his wife Sue; his parents; and in-laws, Sherry Nabering, Wally Hahn, and Judy Long.


A Life Celebration Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday,  April 15, 2023, at the Pleasant View Free Methodist Church, 8643 Lapeer Road, Mayville, Michigan.  To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com  Arrangements made with the Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.

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Life Celebration

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Pleasant View Free Methodist Church
8643 Lapeer Road
Mayville, Michigan, United States
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Michael Long

1949 - 2023

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