Donald W. Stevens

Donald W. Stevens, 77, passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at his residence. He was born Oct. 19, 1938, in Iola to Llewellyn and Pearl (nee Buttolph) Stevens. Don graduated from Washington High School in Two Rivers in 1956. He worked as a maintenance mechanic at Leeson Electric in Grafton and, after retirement, worked several part-time jobs.

He enjoyed trail-riding and raising Texas longhorns. Don loved rodeos and riding in local speed shows. He was a tough competitor. He was a member of Beaver Creek Saddle Club and Great Northern Texas Longhorn Association.

Don is survived by his wife, Bonnie Liepert; children, Donald (Zina), Michael (Tammy) and Roger; stepdaughter, Wendy; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Llewellyn (Patricia) Stevens; sisters, Jean Krueger and June Wagner; and a brother-in-law, Bob Kafka. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janet Kafka; and brothers-in-law, Eugene and Ronald Wagner. The funeral service will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church in New Fane (N665 Highway S, Kewaskum, WI 53040) with the Rev. Mark Eckert presiding. The Visitation will be held at the church Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 1- 4:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a Humane Society or American Cancer Society (Wisconsin Region, P.O. Box 902, Pewaukee, WI 53072).

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at