Irvin Lee Stevenson, the son of James and Mary (Cenek) Stevenson, was born on October 11, 1937, in Cresco, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cresco until the family moved to Spencer when he was 7 years old. Irvin attended Spencer Schools.
Irvin married Marilyn Campbell on December 28, 1955, in Jackson, MN and to this union four children were born. Irvin worked for the Milwaukee Railroad. He and Marilyn also owned two businesses: Stevenson’s Painting and Stevenson’s Braiding. Irvin worked at the National Box Company in Spencer for 25 years. Irvin also served lunch at a local elementary school and enjoyed the time he spent parking campers and taking tickets at the Clay County Fair. Irvin volunteered at the Spencer Area Activity Center the past couple years.
Irvin enjoyed camping, fishing, playing BINGO, gambling, bowling, gardening and bartending at the Woodcliff with Frank. During the summer, you could find him sitting poolside with the grandkids and great grandkids. He rarely missed any event that involved the kids. Nobody was ever a stranger, and all have been welcomed with open arms.
Irvin passed away on Sunday, December 5th, 2021, at his home with his family by his side, he was 84. Irvin was preceded in death by his parents; his infant son, James Freeman; his siblings: Bill (Ardyce) Stevenson, Geraldine (Fred) Christoffer, Delores (Ray) Brown, Donnie (Rhoda) Stevenson, Cleatus (Gerry) Stevenson and Alice (Ron) Von Holdt; son-in-law: Frank Jones; nieces: Linda Brown and Angie Von Holdt.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly 66 years, Marilyn of Spencer, IA; three daughters: Cindy Jones (Mike Portz) of Greenville, IA, Rhonda (Marvin) Smith of Dickens, IA and Mary (Dave) Webster of Fountain, CO; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers: Jerry Stevenson of Spencer, IA and Fran (Stacia) Stevenson of Des Moines, IA; sisters-in-law, Carol (Jim) Scott of Gillet Grove, IA Judy (Doug) Peterson of FL; one brother-in-law, Jack (Becky) Campbell of Spencer, IA; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.