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Mr. Stevenson was a chief metallurgist for Toledo Scale for 10 years.He then worked for Federal Mogul, Ann Arbor, as a research metallurgist and retired from Surface Combustion in 1991, after 10 years of employment.He was then a consultant for Surface Combustion for 10 years.He also taught material science at the University of Toledo, Engineering College.A 1941 graduate of Calvert High School, Tiffin, Ohio, he was a Heidelberg College freshman in 1942, when he enlisted in the Army reserves.He
went to active service as a medic that autumn and was part of General Patton's 3rd Army
, Yankee division.On December 16, 1944, he
was involved in the Battle of the Bulge.He
also was part of the Battle of Germany and ended up in Czechoslovakia.He
earned a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.In 1949 he graduated from St. Louis University with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry.He earned a master's degree in engineering in 1976.He was a member of American Society for Metals; Lambertville Post 9656, VFW, for which he was past trustee; Sherman Osborn Post 192, American Legion; Battle of the Bulge Veterans Association; University of Toledo Alumni Association; National Association of Corrosion Engineers; St. Louis University Alumni; Heidelberg Excelsior Literally Society; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Council 8902, Knights of Columbus, and St. Clement Catholic Church in Toledo, where he had been past president of the youth program and coached all sports.
His parents were George and Elizabeth Stevenson.He had three brothers: George, Tom and Jack.He had five sisters: Barbara Walters, Mary Miller, Margaret Smith, Joan Steubert, Deloris Caynes (deceased).He served in the Army 1953-55, mostly in Germany.