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Gilbert Stephenson

Gilbert Duane Stephenson, 59, Shipshewana, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

    He was born May 19, 1954, in Benzonia, Mich., to Duane and Lorraine Stephenson.

    He was a diesel mechanic and had been a truck driver for the RV industry.

    He was married October 28, 2000, in LaGrange County, to Betty Jane (Caley) Guthrie. She survives.

    Also surviving are one daughter, Elisha Stephenson, LaGrange; four sons, Randy Stephenson, White Pigeon, Mich., Gilbert DeWayne Stephenson, Shipshewana, Jeremy Lengacher, Butler, and Josh (Amber) Lengacher, Geneva; one stepson, Michael (Autumn) Guthrie, Bristol; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; five stepgrandchildren; and two brothers, Jerry (Marilyn) Stephenson, Ontario, Canada, and Phil (Gail) Stephenson, Benzonia, Mich.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Susan Putney, and four grandchildren.

    Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury.

    Memorials may be directed to Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury to assist with expenses.

    Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneral home.com.

    Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.