Bill G. Stevens, 86, of Croton, Iowa, passed away at 12:04 p.m. Monday, June 21, 2021, at his home in Croton.
He was born July 29, 1934, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Ike and Valena (Howard) Stevens. On October 19, 1957, he married Beverly A. Horsey in Donnellson, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife: Beverly; three children: Daniel Stevens of Farmington, Michelle Toops of Farmington and Lynn (Tim) Kracht of Farmington; grandchildren: Lisa Hassan, Dakota Stevens, Tyler Drummond, Tanner Drummond, Terra Wiseman, Trenton Drummond, Reece Kracht, Callie Kracht and Gabe Payne; great grandchildren: Amman, Aammin, Jaxon, Lennox and Sagan and one brother: Clayton (Lelia) Stevens of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Teri Jo and three brothers: Richard, Joe and Doug.
Bill served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He worked as a chemist at Shellor Globe for thirty-eight years until his retirement. Bill was a member of the Embury United Methodist Church, Farmington American Legion, VFW, Jaycees, Moose Club and Farmington Actioneers. He loved camping, animals, tinkering in his garage, gardening, hunting mushrooms. His last great adventure was going on the Honor Flight.
He was proud of serving his country in the Navy and later, serving many roles in the American Legion including being district commander. Above all, his family was of utmost importance to Bill. He loved nothing more than when his grandchildren came to visit.
Friends may call after 12:00 noon Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that evening.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington with Pastor George Lemaster officiating.
Burial will be at Embury Cemetery, rural Donnellson with full military rites presented by the Farmington American Legion Richard – Anthony Post #231.
A memorial has been established in his memory for the Honor Flight of Iowa.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.