Ted A. Stevens, 69, of Marion, passed away at 8:10 am on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Colonial Oaks Health & Rehabilitation Center in Marion after an extended illness. He was born in Marion, Indiana, on Tuesday, June 23, 1953, to Howard D. and Ferrol Jean (Polm) Stevens. On September 13, 1975, he married the love of his life, Carolyn S. Moon, who survives.
Ted graduated from Marion High School in 1972 and worked at General Cable for 40 years, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the Fairmount Masonic Lodge for over 20 years. He also volunteered for the Van Buren and Washington Township fire departments.
Ted was very active in the parent groups with any sports or fine arts in which his son participated when he was younger. He loved to travel, be around the water, read, and go fishing. He especially loved to be outdoors. He was also in bowling, golfing, and pool leagues over the years. Everybody who knew Ted loved him, and he loved them in return. Never was he without a smile and a kind word. Ted’s family would like to extend a very gracious thank you to the staff at Colonial Oaks and Fresenius Kidney Care for their help over the years. He was very proud of everyone in the “Ted Squad”.
Ted was truly given the proper name because he truly was a Teddy Bear.
In addition to his loving wife, Carolyn, Ted is survived by his son, John (Misty Ortiz) Stevens of Fortville, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, John L. Moon; mother-in-law, Norma J. Moon; brothers, Rex Howard Stevens and Robert J. (Mary Lou) Stevens; sister, Susan (late Tom) Scheidt; half-sister, Berthala Maine; niece, Genny Stevens; and nephew, Phillip King.
At Ted’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.
Arrangements are entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.
Memorial contributions in Ted’s name may be made to the Fairmount Masonic Lodge #635, 112 1/2 N. Main St., Fairmount, IN 46928.
Memories may be shared online at www.nswcares.com.