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Gilbert Frank Stevens 1928-1977


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/25/2012 at 14:17:08

Gilbert Stevens
Estherville Gilbert Frank Stevens, 49, Estherville, was fatally shot Friday by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper near Beaver, Utah, following a robbery in a Utah town.

Authorities said Stevens was dead upon arrival at a Beaver hospital. The shooting, according to authorities, followed a armed robbery in Beaver and an all-points bulletin.

A Utah trooper, Billy M. Hunt, reportedly stopped a vehicle answering the description in the bulletin about five miles from Beaver and Stevens allegedly came out of the vehicle with a cocked pistol. When he refused to drop the pistol, the trooper shot him.

Services for Mr. Stevens will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Henry and Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, with the Rev. James Harmon officiating. Interment will be in East Side Cemetery.

He was born March 30, 1928, at Estherville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Stevens. He received his education in Estherville schools and was married to Mary Wilson May 10, 1963, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and employed by the Rock Island Railroad as a conductor until resigning his position on March 28, 1977, saying he was going to Arizona.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Stevens; three sons, Lonnie Wilson, Fort Dodge, Gary Wilson, Estherville, and Ricky Wilson, Boone; one daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Nancy) Nygaard, Boone; three grandchildren; four brothers, Jack Stevens, Charles City, Merlin Stevens, Omaha, Neb., Craig Stevens, Marshalltown, and Donald Stevens, Aberdeen, Scotland; and three sisters, Thelma Booth, Estherville, Mr. Lucretia Hoover, Ruthven, and Mrs. Ruth Ann Trosin, Oxnard, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, April 4, 1977)


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