Duane E. Long, 87, passed away on August 7, 2018 at his mountain home on the Boulder River. Duane was born on November 1, 1930 in Burt, Iowa to John and Winifred Long. He was the second of five children.
Duane enlisted in the navy in 1951, and became a corpsman and served in the Korean War. During his time in the navy, he sailed around the world and visited many ports of call. He was honorably discharged in 1955.
He married Carol Seversens (Schutzman) on December 31, 1964 in Las Vegas. Duane adopted Carol’s daughter Kim and together they adopted Scott and Heather.
Duane lived a full and busy life. After the navy, he ran Long Bros. Trucking with his brother Jack. During that time he became a real estate developer, a big game hunter, and a world traveler. His hunting and pleasure travels took him to Alaska, Russia, Mongolia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, France, China, Guam, South Korea, Fiji, the Caribbean, and many more places.
Duane’s favorite spot to spend his time was at his home on the Boulder River. His second favorite spot was in Mexico (any place, but preferably near the beach where he could swim in the ocean). Many times he contemplated buying a second home there.
Duane was a born story teller. He kept family and friends enthralled with his war stories, hunting stories, and travel stories. He had a story for most events in his life. He was able to see and do so much in life that it made him the most interesting man in the world.
Cremation has taken place and graveside services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel (55 Buffalo Trail Road). A celebration of life and reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus in Billings, 2216 Grand Avenue.