Glenn Stephenson

March 23rd, 1929 to January 12th, 2014
Glenn David Stephenson, age 84, passed away on Sunday, January 12th 2014 surrounded by his family.

Glenn was born in West Unity, Ohio and then moved to Romulus, Michigan with his Parents, James Olin and Vernice Stephenson and Sisters Louise (Vena) and Ruth (Meyers). While in High School, Glenn played Basketball for the Romulus Eagles, helping to take the team to State Finals in 1947. Glenn then joined together a small band called the GS Band. This band played at many events while being led by Glenn as he played the saxophone. The band played many Glenn Miller hits at High School Dances, and Dance Halls in the Romulus, Flat Rock and Wayne areas.

Glenn then joined the United States Army as a Military Police and Secretary, stationed at Fort McCoy, WI. While in the army, he became a Ham Radio Operator, and has enjoyed his Ham Radio for many years.

After Glenn returned from the Army, he married Shirley Mae (Lange) in 1954, and together raised their family in Wayne and later, Port Huron, Michigan. They have been married for over 59 years.

Glenn joined the Boy Scouts while living in Romulus and became a leader. He continued acting as a leader and has been an excellent role model to many Boy Scouts, for many years.

Glenn and Shirley moved to Port Huron in 1968. Glenn worked for The Detroit Edison Company for over 38 years and retired from them in 1990. He served as an Elder at the Faith Lutheran Church for 13 years. Glenn was a Ham Radio Operator assisting in disaster preparedness for the St. Clair County Emergency Response Team. He also volunteered as an Instructor and Blood Delivery Driver for the American Red Cross. He enjoyed traveling all over the United States with his family and the Michigan Active Camper Group.

Glenn enjoyed photography in his own dark room, camping, woodworking, repaired many types of televisions, and appliances, and loved learning the many wonders of computers. Glenn played guitar for the Evangelical Nursing Home and Mercy Village just for the love of sharing music. He loved fishing with his Sons and Grandaughters and never missed a chance to “teach” his Grandchildren the many wonders of water fights.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Shirley. His sons Tom (Sandra) Stephenson of Minneapolis, Tim (Jody) Stephenson of Fort Gratiot and daughter Sandra (Steve Bradley) Schultz of West Branch. Grandaughters Mallory Schultz (Justin Reed), Sarah Stephenson, Breanna Schultz and Shauna Stephenson. Sisters Louise Vena and Ruth Meyers, Sisters In-Law Evelyn Granter, Madeline (Ralph) Schaffer and Donna Lange and many nieces and nephews.

Glenn is preceeded in death by his children Bonnie and Lonnie, Ronnie and Connie and Kaye and Faye. His Parents James Olin and Vernice Stephenson, Ferdinand and Lilly Lange, and many Brothers, Sisters and Nieces and Nephews

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, January 17, 2014 in Faith Lutheran Church, 3455 Stone Street, Port Huron. Pastor CJ Ransdell and Pastor Tim Eichberger will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and 11 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2014 in the church until the time of service.

The family would like to thank the caring Doctors and Staff of the Port Huron Hospital, 4th floor West for the kindness, excellent care and compassion shown to our Father during his brief stay there.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or a donation made to the Stephenson family for an honorary piece at the Desmond Landing, Maritime Center in Port Huron.

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