At age 86, passed away at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital on Sunday, October 7, 2018. He was born in Detroit, MI on May 25, 1932, the son of Herbert W. and Mable (Bales) Stevens.
May 10, 1958 he married Shirley Ann Cruzen in Detroit, MI, and she survives. Also surviving are his daughter Kerry Jayne (Christopher) Smyth of Manchester, two grandchildren Ross and Olivia Smyth, and one brother Harold (Mavis) Stevens of Livonia.
He was preceded in death by four sisters Maisie Howard, Margaret Kaufmann, Felicity Lahti, Anne Kurtz, and one brother William Stevens.
Victor served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He then worked as an accountant for Ford Motor Company for 25 years, retiring in 1991.
Victor had lived in Chelsea for the past year, but he had lived in Ann Arbor most of his life. Victor was very active in local and national election campaigns. He helped establish the Marine Corp. League, Washtenaw County Detachment 414, and was a very active member.
Victor, along with his wife Shirley, enjoyed many years of traveling around the world. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, was a local Sierra Club member.
A memorial service celebrating Victor’s life will take place Friday, October 12, 2018 at 2pm from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea with Rev. Kathy Schell officiating. Visitation will take place from 1-2pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Warm the Children.