Donald Ray Stevenson, 90, passed away on July 31, 2021 at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on July 26, 1931 in South Bend to the late James and Ruby (Acree) Stevenson. Don attended Staunton schools, and soon after joined the Army, where he fought in the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Ethel Brown on June 18, 1955, and together they raised two children.
Don spent most of his life working as a truck driver. He and Ethel loved traveling, and visited 48 states on his Gold Wing motorcycle. In his later years, Don enjoyed watching John Wayne westerns, playing euchre, and most importantly spending time with his family.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Stevenson; and brother-n-law, Gilbert Brown.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 66 years, Ethel Stevenson of Brazil; son, Denny (Jane) Stevenson of Newburgh; daughter, Julie Begin of Hope; brothers, Bob (Kay) Stevenson of Terre Haute, Ron (Cheryl) Stevenson of Peoria; sister, Doris (Don) Martin of Brazil; grandchildren, Luke, Lance, Jeremy; 9 great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Union United Methodist Church in Brazil with Don’s grandsons, Luke and Jeremy, officiating. The family will accept friends for visitation from 1:00 P.M. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Calcutta Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made in Don’s honor to Union United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.
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