Roger G. DeLong
Roger G. DeLong, 97, passed away peacefully with his family on February 22, 2015, at his residence in Mount Pleasant.
Mr. DeLong was born in Logansport, Indiana, to James and Esther DeLong. He was married to Nancy E. DeLong, who predeceased him in 2003.
After graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, Mr. DeLong attended Harvard Business School.
Mr. DeLong worked at Twin Disc, Inc. from 1939 to 1986. He held positions of increasing responsibility during his long tenure at Twin Disc. His leadership and vision for what Twin Disc could achieve as a company kept him energized until he retired as president and assistant chairman of the board.
Mr. DeLong had the uncanny ability to engage all he met by asking about their family and their interests.
He was a charming story teller and enjoyed life to its fullest.
He was a valued member of each of the following board of directors: the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Oilgear Company, Snap-on Inc., St. Mary’s Hospital (Racine), Sundstrand Corporation and Waukesha Motor Company.
Mr. DeLong was a member of the Milwaukee Country Club, Racine Country Club, Somerset Club and the Town Club.
He is survived by his daughter, Lynden L. DeLong of Indianapolis, Ind.; son and daughter-in-law, R. James (Christine) DeLong of Town of Genesee; and daughter, E. Nicole DeLong of Farmington, Conn.; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jonathan and Daniel DeLong; and his dear friend and companion, Jacquie Macomber of Fox Point.
In keeping with Mr. DeLong’s wishes, private services and burial were held at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha, as he was laid to rest next to his wife Nancy.
Memorials may be made to the BloodCenter Research Foundation, P.O. Box 2178, Milwaukee, WI 53201-2178.
Sturino Funeral Home of Racine, 262-632-4479, is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.sturinofuneralhome.com.