Wendall Ray "Wendy" Stewart, 83, of Grand Rapids, M

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 “forever” 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, Carmel, IN Brother-in-law

Mark (Debra) Gordon, Rochester, IN Brother-in-law

Mike Livermore, Nephew

William (Brenda) Neuveck, Nephew

Linda Fauble, Niece

Chuck Thoman, Nephew

Eric 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 Helen [Teller] Gordon, In-laws

Patrick Gordon Casey, Son

Jennie Jean Neuvek, 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

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Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.