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[September 08, 2018]
- Thomas Archer Stephens, 97, of Idaho Falls, ID,
formerly of Mount Pulaski, passed away on Sunday September 2, 2018.
4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday September 11 at the Family
Life Center in Mount Pulaski
10:00 a.m. Wednesday September 12, 2018 at the Mount
Pulaski Christian Church
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski
Thomas Archer Stephens, 97, of Idaho
Falls, ID, formerly of Mount Pulaski, passed away on
Sunday September 2, 2018.
Tom was born on October 7, 1920 in Decatur, to Harry
Mayo and Freda Annis (Archer) Stephens. He married
Wyvona Price on December 1, 1943. He later married
Mary Nixon, and then Waneta (Febus) Milner on July
15, 1989 in Mount Pulaski. Wyvona and Mary preceded
him in death.
Tom is survived by his wife Waneta, two sons,
Jeffery Stephens of Anaheim, California and Benjamin
Stephens of Idaho Falls, Idaho, one daughter,
Kathleen of Groveland, Florida , one step son, Harry
Milner of Sherman and one step-daughter Lisa Brown
of Mount Pulaski, 28 grandchildren, and 9
Tom was a member of the Mount Pulaski Christian
Church where he served as a trustee and was very
involved with the Family Life Center. He was a
master mason and belonged to the Mount Pulaski
Masonic Lodge, where he received his 60 year pin. He
was a member of the Mount Pulaski Historical Society
and a very active member of the Mount Pulaski VFW
Post #447. Tom was a patriot and very proudly served
in the United States Army infantry during WWII, and
was a lifetime member of the NRA.
Tom was known for his skills to build, fix or figure
out how things worked. He was an open hearted,
generous man and always utilized these skills to
help others. Tom spent his last two years in Idaho
with his son Ben where he loved driving the cart
while Ben played golf, keeping score and commenting
on his shots.
The family would like to thank the staff of
Fairwinds of Sandcreek who took loving care of him.
Services for Tom will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday
September 12, 2018 at the Mount Pulaski Christian
Church. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday September 11 at the Family Life Center in
Mount Pulaski. Burial will be at Macon County
Memorial Park in Decatur where full military rites
will be accorded.
Memorial donations may be made to Mt Pulaski
Christian Church, The Family Life Center.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount
Pulaski is entrusted with the arrangements.
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