Robert "Buffy" D. Long, age 74, of Potosi, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020, at his home. He was born on June 2, 1945, in Cuba City, the son of Harold and Rita (Sheffer) Long. Robert attended Benton Schools until he returned home to help on the family farm. On September 15, 1973, he was united in marriage to Rozanne Bode at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson. In 1978, they moved to Colorado where Robert was employed in maintenance at a newspaper agency for 40 plus years. In 2014, Robert and Rozanne returned to Potosi. He enjoyed camping, fishing, woodworking and crafts with Rozanne, his Harley, and his beloved dog, Shade. Robert was a member of the C.C. Riders in Madison and the founding charter member of the Matadors in Potosi.
Survivors include his loving wife, Rozanne; daughter, Stacey Hamilton; grandson, Jesse Hamilton; three brothers; nieces, nephews, and members of the Bode family.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Potosi is entrusted with his care.