Doris Irene DeLong
Doris Irene DeLong
  • February 24, 1923 - April 21, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Doris I. DeLong, 94, of Harlan, passed away on April 21, 2017, at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne. Born in Allen County, on February 24, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Erlena (nee Yerks) Kurtz. A member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Harlan; she was the former owner of the Georgetown Store just East of Harlan.
Doris is survived by her children; Edward (Connie) DeLong, of New Haven, Stephan (Su) DeLong, of Rochester Hills, Michigan, and Jeffery (Dru) DeLong, of Arlington, Virginia; grandchildren, Michael (Amy) DeLong & Douglas (Jen) DeLong of Michigan, Matthew (Bonnie) DeLong of Fishers, Noah (Beth) DeLong of Tennessee, and Debbie DeLong of Fort Wayne; great-grandchildren, Michael, Max, Natalie, Katie, Ross, Grace, Luke, Lily, Anna, and Laura DeLong; brothers, John (Mary Lou) Kurtz, of Fishers, Thomas (Dorothy) Kurtz, of Leo, and George (June) Kurtz, of Fort Wayne. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Garold "Mike" DeLong; sisters, Marjorie Klopfenstein, Catherine Klopfenstein, and Helen Lantz; and brother, Robert Kurtz.
Funeral service will be 10:30am on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, 17629 State Road 37, Harlan, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2-4 & 6-8pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Scipio Cemetery, Harlan. Memorial donations may be given to the Harlan Christian Youth Center, 17308 2nd St., Harlan, Ind., 46743. For online condolences please visit