Ronald Royce Stevens, age 85, left the bonds of Earth on February 4, 2021 to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanene; brother, Roger; and parents, Emerson & Beathea Stevens. Ron is survived by two sisters, Gladys Fletcher, and Janet (Charles) Boerema; niece, Cheryl (Greg) Greening; four nephews, Mark (Mary) Fletcher, Douglas (Shelley) Fletcher, Wayne (Heather) Boerema, David (Londa) Boerema; and several great-nieces & nephews. He graduated from Lowell High School, class of 1953, attended Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, and Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He enjoyed many years teaching in the Grand Rapids area and in Illinois where he taught and was Superintendent of a school district. Ron had a passion for history of the Civil War era and his hometown. He enjoyed listening to classical & religious music, painting, railroads & trains, and his love of travel took him to Europe and Central America for pleasure, work, and witness programs through his church. He was always active in his attending church. Ron loved to entertain family and friends, he was always ready to have a party or meet with friends at a restaurant. He enjoyed gardening and hangin’ out in his barn, most of all he loved doing things for others. He will be greatly missed by his family and a volume of friends acquired during his lifetime. A private family service will be held later. A summertime celebration of Ron’s life will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lowell Area Historical Museum, PO Box 81, Lowell, MI 49331.