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Visitation:

Thursday, August 17, 2017
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Service:

Thursday, August 17, 2017
1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Disposition:

Masonic Cemetery
Des Moines

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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William "Bill" Stevenson

Des Moines

William “Bill” Parsons Stevenson peacefully passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the age of 91.

Bill was born May 3, 1926, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of William Franklin Stevenson and Marie Parsons Stevenson. At the age of 17, Bill left high school early and enlisted in the Navy. He was assigned to the Pacific Theatre aboard the U.S.S. Tawakoni. He bravely fought in World War II, including the invasion of Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Le Shima. After the War, Bill returned home where he married Geraldine D. Carl Fillman and adopted her son, James. Bill and Geraldine also had a son, William C. “Billy” Stevenson. Bill worked until his retirement in 1987 at Armstrong Tire and Rubber. He loved camping, visits to Branson, John Wayne movies, westerns and cars. Bill was a member of VFW, National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, and a 50-year member of Southgate Masonic Lodge.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William F. and Marie Stevenson; brother, Donald C. Stevenson; sister, Beverly Stevenson Trissel; loving wife, Geraldine D. Carl Stevenson; and his sons, James W. and William C. “Billy” Stevenson. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Catherine Jo Reynolds Stevenson; granddaughters, Ginger (Ian Bradley) and Erika Stevenson; and his great-grandchildren, Rose Stevenson, Dale and Gage Kilker, and Leilani and Madeleine Bradley.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m., followed by funeral service at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Burial will take place at Masonic Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Susan Espeland, Dr. Debra Benjamin, and the staff of the V.A. Central Iowa Health Care System for their excellent care. Memorial contributions may be made to the D.A.V. supporting our Veterans.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.