Obituary of Wendall Ray Stewart
Wendall Ray “Wendy” Stewart, 83, of Grand Rapids, MI passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at St. John Ascension Hospital in Detroit, MI following a brave battle with COVID-19. He was born on August 22, 1938 in Pontiac, MI to the late William David and Minnie Mae [Haycraft] Stewart. Wendy left high school to enlist in the US Navy where he served for six years received an honorable discharge on December 4, 1961. He married the love of his life, Olivia Jeanne Gordon, on June 12, 1970 in Comstock Park, MI. He cherished their son, Patrick, who passed away September 14, 2010 from complications related to Huntington’s disease. Wendy spent his life working as an auto body repairman. He loved rock-and-roll music, his memories of being a drummer, and his “furever” friend, Zoey.
He is survived by:
Olivia Jeanne [Gordon] Stewart, Wife
Shannon Casey, Granddaughter
Ruth Puthael, Sister
Michele (Sam) Faccone, Sister-in-law
Dolores Gordon, Sister-in-law
Jaqueline (Daniel) Frain, Sister-in-law
James (Mary) Gordon, Brother-in-law
Mark (Debra) Gordon, Brother-in-law
Mike Livermore, Nephew
Linda Fauble, Niece
William (Brenda) Neubeck, Nephew
Douglas Neubeck, Nephew
Chuck Thoman, Nephew
Eric (fiancée: Heather) Thoman, Nephew
Dana (Matt) Kantowski, Niece
Stefanie Frain, Niece
Jon Frain, Nephew
Lindsay (Mike) Trotta, Niece
Lenna (Kyle) Ostenson, Niece
Kurt Langdon, Nephew
Bethany (Justin) Leroux, Niece
Chantal (Kyle) Rensberger, Niece
Vanessa Gordon, Niece
Many Great Nieces and Nephews
Lani and Scott Sovereen, Dearest Friends
Preceded in death by:
William David and Minnie Mae [Haycraft] Stewart, Parents
James William and Jeanne Helene [Teller] Gordon, In-laws
Patrick Gordon Casey, Son
Jennie Jean Neubeck, Sister
Jay Daniel Frain, Infant Nephew
Private Family Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN at a later. The American Legion and VFW will conduct Military Graveside Services.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Memorial Swinging Bridge Project. For more information, please visit www.memorialswingingbridge.com.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Wendall Stewart, please visit Tribute Store
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