In Memory Of

Barbara J. DeLong
August 27, 1944 - January 7, 2018

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Thorp Funeral Home
110 West School Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 - 6:00pm
Thorp Funeral Home
110 West School Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Full Obituary

   BARBARA J. DELONG, age 73, of Thorp, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her home surrounded by her three loving daughters.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Thorp Funeral Home with Pastor Randy VanDeLoo officiating.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00pm until time of service at the funeral home.
   Barbara Jean Bangle was born on August 27,1944 in Dyersburg, TN to Alvin J. and Margaret F. (Smedegard) Bangle. As a young child, Barbara's family moved to Owen, WI where she was raised and educated. She graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1963 and later attended Beautician's College earning her Beautician's Certificate. She worked in a beauty shop in Owen for a number of years before moving to Thorp in 1982.  While raising her three daughters, she also worked at the Thorp Head Start, as a baker at Pabich's Supermarket, and was a cook at a local day care center until her retirement.
    Her interests included sewing, gardening, rock collecting, blackberry picking, and hikes with her family at Copper Falls and Wildcat Mound. But she especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
   Barbara is survived by three daughters: Michelle DeLong of Thorp, Monica (Mike) Gulcynski of Stanley, and Karen (Jay) Dobson of Mondovi; three grandchildren: Maria Gulcynski, Steven Dobson, and Nolan Dobson; one brother: James C. Bangle of Medford; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends, including her dear friend, Lavonne Mason, who was always there to provide her with love and support.
   She was preceded in death by her parents.