Donald Leroy DeLong Jr. (Don), age 65, of Merrillville, IN passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jeralyn (Jeri Donovsky) DeLong; children, Donald James (DJ) (Krysta) and Angela Dawn; grandchildren Chyanne, Josephine and Oliver DeLong. Siblings, Ann Farrenkopf, Donna Campbell, Betty Eberly, Bruce DeLong, Beri Lien, Rose Cheesebrough, Debbie Klapak and Chuck DeLong, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents JoAnn and Donald Leroy DeLong Sr.; brother Joseph DeLong.
Don was a graduate of Griffith High School, Class of 1974. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a security guard for ISM security for over 12 years. He was an avid fisherman and Chicago Bears fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Visitation will be held at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd), Highland, IN 46322 on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, with services being held at 11:30 am.
Chaplain Kenneth will be officiating.
For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper - Kevin Nordyke by calling 219-838-0800 or visit at www.hillsidefhcares.com
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