Jerome A. Stephenson, 93 of Brutus, passed away Wednesday, December 28,
2022, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan. Born in Detroit,
Michigan on April 11, 1929, he was the son of Melvin and Myrtle (Maul)
Jerry was raised on the family farm in Harbor Beach Michigan where he
graduated from high school. After graduation, he left the farm and lived in
Port Huron, where he met the love of his life, Noreen, and they were married
July 20, 1950. After their marriage they settled in St. Clair Shores where they
lived and raised their family. They were blessed with a son, Michael, and a
daughter, Jeannie. Road trips across America with their young family were
memorable, especially Yellowstone Park. The farm years were always
special to Jerry, which were shared by frequent visits and stories often told to
family and friends. Jerry was employed at the City of St. Clair Shores for 33
years where he retired as Superintendent of the Water Department. After
retirement in 1983, they moved North to Burt Lake.
Jerry enjoyed many years of fishing, snowmobiling, and caring for his
beautiful yard and gardens. He was an avid reader. He loved meeting and
talking with people, along with helping in any way he could.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 72 years, Noreen (Hill) Stephenson; two
children, Michael Stephenson of Boyne City and Jeannie Stephenson of
Ponshewaing; grandchildren, Gretchen Cleary (Mark Crump) of Petoskey,
Kristopher Cleary of Ponshewaing; great-grandchildren, Ava Barlock and
Olivia Crump of Petoskey; sister, Dorothy Elliott and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Bethany Chesney.
Services will take place in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Please share your
memories and personal messages with the family on his guestbook below.