Keith L. Stevenson

September 24, 1934May 21, 2018
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Keith L. Stevenson, 83, a 48 year resident of Ossian passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018. He was born on September 24, 1934 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Harold C. “Steve” and Georgia M. (Powell) Stevenson. Keith graduated from Central High School, Fort Wayne and later served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a chief pilot for Lincoln National Corp. for 30 years and was also a flight instructor and an FAA Examiner. Keith enjoyed wood working, anything mechanical, repairing old cars and anything Patsy Broke. He was an avid fan of motorcar racing and loved flying airplanes. Surviving family include his wife, Patsy Stevenson; sons, Bradley (Robin) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Kyle (Jennifer) Stevenson of Fort Wayne; six granddaughters, Lindsay and Hannahlee Johnston, Lily, Sidney, Morgan, and Lyla Stevenson; and a brother, Jon (Christa) Stevenson of Cape Coral, Florida. Memorial service will be 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with gathering of family and friends starting at 1:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund,


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 26, 2018

Keith L. Stevenson

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Theresa Haneline

May 27, 2018

Patsy & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Keith being such a nice guy, easy going and always smiling. I hope your happy memories bring you comfort in the coming days. My prayers are with you.

Judy Hite

May 24, 2018

I remember baby sitting the boys while Patsy and Keith had a night out. That was when they were living in an old building, a former church (I think) and their very large dogs thought that they were lap dogs!

Patsy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers,

Mac Hayes

May 24, 2018

1970, getting our LearJet ratings in Grand Rapids: Paul Burgette, Keith, Mac Hayes.

Carrie Lou Linnemeier

May 24, 2018

Keith~ a kind and gentle loving soul. He was a true gentleman and is sorely missed. Our sincere condolences to all the family.

Carrie Lou & Ginger

Graig Stettner

May 24, 2018

My memories are cruising around in the Fiat X19 with Brad and that--I think--one-time trip through Bluffton in the Corvette. Oh, the gawkers. Great memories! I wish I could be around to extend my sympathies, personally. I hope you're all comforted in your grief.

Steve Fishbaugh

May 23, 2018

Met Keith when I flew for Magavox and he later hired me as a Pilot/Mechanic at Lincoln. That job at Linco;n changed my life. He was not only a Great boss but a mentor and great friend.

Robin Link-Stevenson

May 22, 2018

My beloved father-in-law. So kind, gentle and patient. He sure loved making his granddaughters laugh. A wonderful father, always available when Brad needed advice. So very loved!

Brad Stevenson

May 22, 2018

Stanley White

May 22, 2018

Keith was my brother in law whom I greatly respected. He acted like a big brother to me helping with his
generosity, wisdom and patience countless times. A man of very high character who always did things the right way. A great husband and father who passed on those traits to his children. I will miss him greatly but his memory will be with me forever.