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Donald  R. Stephenson
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DONALD R. STEPHENSON, age 93, of Piqua, went to be with the Lord at 3:50 PM on Fri. March 9, 2018 at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit, Troy, OH. He was born in Piqua, OH on December 21, 1924 to the late Samuel and Erma (Roegner) Stephenson. Donald married Mary Herzog. She preceded him in death in January of 1973. He then married Patricia Crabtree. She preceded him in death in 1989. On January 5, 1993 in Piqua he married Lois (Fourman) Baugher. She survives.

Donald is also survived by one son and daughter-in-law: Robert “Craig” and Krystal Stephenson, Piqua, OH; one daughter and son-in-law: Reva and William Holtvogt, Piqua, OH; one step-son and step-daughter-in-law: Doug and Loretta Baugher; one sister: Mary Stephenson, Piqua, OH; four grandchildren: Adam and Amy Holtvogt, Ben and Jodi Holtvogt, Colten Stephenson, and McKenzie Stephenson; and three great grandchildren: Braden Holtvogt, Ryder Holtvogt and Carson Holtvogt. He was preceded in death by one son: Mark Stephenson; seven brothers and six sisters.

Donald was a machinist at General Motors before retiring in 1995. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army during WW II.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua with Rev. Fr. Thomas Bolte Celebrant. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, OH with full military honors presented by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Calling hours will be Tuesday 4-7 PM at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday at 4:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373 or St. Mary Catholic Church 528 Broadway Piqua, OH 45356.

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