Henry E. “Hank” Stevenson
Henry E. Stevenson “Hank”, 63, departed for everlasting life unexpectedly January 15, 2021. Hank was born in Jackson, Mississippi on Tuesday October 22, 1957 to Onnie and Ernest Stevenson. The family proceeded to Chicago, Illinois in 1968. In his late teens, Hank departed from Chicago and began to reside in cities throughout Wisconsin such as Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan Falls. Hank battled with cardiac issues for over a decade, but never missed a beat. He loved to cook, loved to fish, loved to draw and paint, was an avid movie watcher, loved all types of music, and he loved sports. He adored all of the Chicago sports teams, but his love for the Chicago Bears was intrinsic. He was a very simple, yet very complex man. He had a wide array of interests, thus allowing him to get along with a multitude of crowds. Hank, at his core, was a loving and caring father. The birth of his son’s Dennis and Carson changed him forever. They became the centerpieces of his universe, and the foundation of his existence. He loved nothing more than to spend time with his children. Whether it was playing catch with them in the back yard, going swimming with them at night in the pool, watching Bears games with them on Sundays, or waking them up early in the morning to go fishing. Any activity that involved his children was an activity that Hank relished the most. Their school Christmas concerts – Hank was there. Grade school field trips – Hank was there. Coaching all of his son’s athletic teams – he did it. Anything his sons aspired to do, he was there cheering them on, and encouraged them to complete the tasks at the best of their abilities. Anything that could put a smile on their faces was something that Hank strived to do. He dropped his kids off at school every day, picked them up every day, and put them to sleep each night. There was nothing in the world that Hank loved more than being a father.
In his social life, the world was his playground. Hank’s personality was contagious, and everyone that came across him caught it. If Hank was at the party, there was never a dull moment. He loved to dance, and most importantly, he thought he was the best singer. He loved to dress up, loved to take pictures, and loved to just be among people. He loved to have barbecues in his backyard, loved to shoot pool with his friends, and loved to share precious moments of life and love with the people around him. He always had a smile on his face.
Henry was preceded in death by his eldest son Shamario D King, his father Earnest Stevenson and Eugene Baker, brothers Earnest Jr. Larry, Toney, Eugene II, David, Eddie and Howard; Sisters Eva Mac, Dazetia as well as other precious cousins, aunts and uncles, and special friends.
He is survived by his mother Onnie Baker; son Henry King, son Dennis Jordan Stevenson, son Carson Hilton Stevenson and daughter Ashley Stevenson.
Brothers and Sisters: Johnny (Antoinette), Selestine, Mildred (Alex), Edwin (Marilyn), Ray (Marshen), Charles, Michael (Karen), Lee Birtha (James), David (Davida), Henry (Linda), Doretha (Columbus) and Bernice (Robert), and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Special friends “family”: Dennis and Debra Heaney, Kathleen Heaney (mother of Dennis and Carson Stevenson) (Joe), Colleen and John Steinbruecker (Logan), Patrick and Tracy Heaney (Patrick Jr. and Liam), Maureen Heaney (Johnny), Lisa Neuenfeldt, and numerous others.
Services: Hank’s family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:45 PM at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac. A service will follow at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Memorials may be directed to the family.