Stevens, Harry D. age 92, died peacefully on June 18th, 2022, at home with many loved ones by his side. Born March 28, 1930 in Hollsopple, PA to Cora R. (Imler) and Jacob J. Stevens. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers Blair, Joe, Jay, and Ray; sisters Florence Miller and Thelma Hostetler; and grandson Jeremiah Pike. Survived by his wife Helen (Mortimer); their children Scott (Deb), Melia (Bryan) Pike, Renee, Stacy (Mike) Fraser, Lynne (Joe) Deshler, Michele, Anita (Eric) Sasser, Jacob (Kathy), Lukas (Emily), and Chris; 25 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; brother Owen; and many nieces & nephews. After graduating from high school, Harry studied at Johnstown's Jr Pitt. until he was drafted. He spent 2 years in the Army 623 Field Artillery Battalion during the Korean war. He met his wife Helen (she was his bank teller), while he was working at the Westinghouse Switch & Signal Company in Swissvale and attending night school at Pittsburgh Technical Institute. They married June 2nd, 1956 and moved to Wichita, KS where he worked for Boeing in the flight-testing department. He helped with the flight testing of the B-47 and B-52. He was the first amongst his 8 siblings to graduate from college. He did so with an electrical engineering degree from the University of Wichita. Always the engineer, he was forever tinkering on an engine of some type (van, lawn mower or tractor, snowblower, etc.). He moved his family to Minnesota in 1960 to work for Honeywell, building and testing torpedoes, and worked there until he retired in 1990. Harry was involved in the Boy Scouts for many years. He was very proud of starting Troop 346 (which he was Scoutmaster of) and that his oldest son Scott became the senior patrol. Harry was extremely interested in his family's genealogy and helped organize the Stevens' Annual Reunions in Pennsylvania. He was also involved in the Elk River Sportsman's Club. Hunting was a huge part of Harry's life. He started young with his father and brothers in Pennsylvania, and later loved organizing deer hunting trips with friends and family in Minnesota. His final hunt was in the fall of 2021 with sons & his grandsons. Harry will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for his enthusiastic support of his children's & grandchildren's sporting events and his love of Helen, family gatherings, hunting trips, the Deer Dance, long storytelling, and posing for family photos. Memorial Mass will be Wed, July 6th at St Ambrose in Woodbury at 11am, followed by lunch at the church. Visitation 9-11am.
Harry D. Stevens
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