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Harry Thomas Stephenson

May 13, 1929 ~ November 4, 2018 (age 89)


Harry Thomas Stephenson, 89, of Elkhart, passed away on November 4, 2018 at Hospice House of Elkhart.  He was born on May 13, 1929 in Cleveland, OH to Harry T. and Margaret (Huffgard) Stephenson.  He married Theresa Chilia on Sept. 7, 1957.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa, of Elkhart; his children: Mark (Cindi) Stephenson of Pleasanton, CA; Eileen (Michael) Lee of Ft. Wayne, IN; Catherine (Michael) Ernst of Granger, IN; Mary Beth (Frank) Leone of Wheaton, IL; and Jennifer (Mark) Smith of Antioch, IL.  Also surviving are 14 grandchildren.

Mr. Stephenson served his country honorably in Korea in the U.S. Army.  He started his career as a chemist.  He then became a lawyer.  He retired as the owner of Environmental Test Systems in Elkhart. 

He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

A Memorial Mass will be at 11 AM on Saturday Nov. 10, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.  Fr. Jason Freiburger will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Vincent’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the church.

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Funeral Mass
November 10, 2018

11:00 AM
St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church
1405 N. Main St.
Elkhart, IN 46514

Burial of Cremains
November 10, 2018

12:00 PM
St. Vincent Cemetery
Corner of St Rd 19 and Indiana Ave
Elkhart, IN 46516


St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
1405 North Main Street, Elkhart IN 46514

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