Melvin E. Stevenson

Melvin Stevenson

Melvin E. Stevenson, age 78 of Princeton formerly of Stacy died on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Fairview Northland Hospital in Princeton.

Melvin was born on May 18, 1934 and raised on a farm near Stacy.

Melvin took over running the farm when he was 16 years old. He enjoyed the outdoors, he loved to fish, hunt, gopher trap and garden.

When he wasn’t outside you could catch him playing a game of rummy!

Melvin is survived by his wife LaVonne; children, Carla (Dan) Chesbrough, Aaron (Anna) Stevenson, Brittany Stevenson (boyfriend Kyle), David Stevenson and Edward Stevenson; eight grandchildren, mother-in-law and longtime care giver, Phyllys Hargarten, foster son Larry Snipes and many other loved ones.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles, mother, Ellen, brother, Bud, sisters, Dorothy, Ethel and Lois and granddaughter Kitiara Marie.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church in Stacy with Rev. Al Valerius and Rev. Ed Wheatley officiating. Organist will be Yvonne Mulry.

Serving as honorary casket bearers are Aaron Stevenson, David Stevenson, Edward Stevenson, Jeff Larson, Larry Snipes and Kyle Kreger.

Arrangements are under the direction Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Condolences maybe left at

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