ASHTON — Nicole Marie Long, 43, of Ashton, passed away in the home Jan. 16, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born July 30th 1977 to Roderic and Barbara (Glaser) Mallaro in Dubuque, Iowa,
She was a 1995 graduate of Rochelle Township High School and received her RN from Kishwaukee College in 2003.
She attended Grace Fellowship Church, served as Youth Leader, and served in multiple ministries of the church. Nikki loved to attend church every Sunday and enjoyed Bible studies and understanding the love of GOD.
Nikki enjoyed attending Christian concerts and watching movies with her family. She loved to visit the beach, having had 17 family vacations involving the ocean. Nikki loved to travel and visit national parks, having visited four this summer.
She married Jason Long on April 20, 2000. She is the mother of Michael (Tessa) Finn and Matthew Long; the daughter of Barbara; sister to Nina Mallaro and Steph Mallaro; and sister-in-law to Megan Nyman.
She is preceded in death by her father, Roderic, in 1984.
Visitation is opened to friends and family at Grace Fellowship Church in Ashton on Jan. 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A private family funeral service will be held the next day at Grace Fellowship Church in Ashton with interment to follow at the Ashton Cemetery Ashton.
Online condolences may be made at www.beveragelyonsfamilyfh.com.