Gerald H. Stevenson
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Gerald H. Stevenson
Gerald H. 'Gerry' Stevenson, 76, of Whitestown, Indiana, passed away on May 14, 2019. He was born in Ottawa, Illinois on July 27, 1942, the son of Donald J. and Mildred 'Mickey' (Kirsteatter). He is survived by two daughters Melissa Lewis (Tim) of Louisville, Kentucky and Jennifer Stevenson of Kemah, Texas, a stepson Zachary Graves Stevenson of San Francisco and two grandchildren, Alexander and Addyson Lewis also of Louisville. A sister, Mary Lou Hoffar of Cincinnati, Ohio, also survives as well as many dear friends including Nicole and Roger Kauffman who were his local family and his Dog Park group. Gerry attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana and the University of Michigan. He remained an avid Michigan sports fan throughout his life. Professionally he held a variety of sales positions and retired as a financial advisor. In retirement he considered himself a professional volunteer in Zionsville where he significantly contributed to the community. He was the co-founder of Kite Day which benefited the local Boys and Girls Club, initiated the HAWK Foundation to benefit special needs children, actively participated in other civic activities and was considered an expert on wolves. He raised two wolves named Blue and Maize in honor of Michigan and often visited care centers, schools, and the local farmers' market with one of them. A memorial service celebrating Gerry's life was held May 18 at The Serenity Cafe in Zionsville where his selflessness, kindness, dedication, extensive knowledge and quick wit were remembered. In Gerry's spirit, enjoy a hearty laugh, share a great story, pat a dog on the head, share a meal with a friend, or do something to help a another person. Memorial contributions in Gerry's name may be directed to the local charity of the donor's choice.
Published on May 31, 2019