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William Edward Stephen, age 91, passed away Sunday January 3, 2021 at Angela Hospice in Livonia Michigan. He was born in Jackson, Michigan and lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1947. After high school, he worked for King Seely until he joined the army and served in Korea. He married Beatrice Wahl on August 29, 1953. He worked for Chrysler until the age of 55 and continued working for GT Products until retired at 62.

Bill enjoyed traveling, classic cars, softball and bowling. The best times were with the family at North Lake and vacationing together.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice, daughters , Kim Early, Mary McKillen, Diane (Skip) Slocum, nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bob, sister Margaret and daughter Patricia.

A celebration of life will be held later this summer. Contributions can be made to the Salvation Army and the Dexter Senior Center.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.



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Dale (O'Harra) Wenburg

7 January 2021

I am Bill's first cousin. My father was Irving ( Bus) O'Harra. His oldest sister was Myrtle O'Harra Stephen, Bill's mother. I am very sorry to hear about Bill. My parents used to bring us to Michigan from Iowa to visit when we were children. I remember great visits with your family. As an adult, I moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, but my brother, Brian and my sister, Margaret lived in Iowa City for many years. My brother Brian has done extensive geneological work on our family tree that may be of interest to you.
I pray that Bea will recover. My mother Margaret and Bea were so much alike. I am so very sorry that you are all going through this.
Dale Lynn O'Harra Wenburg

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