Edward William Stevens, age 65, of Arbor Vitae, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Jan. 26, 2019, while in hospice care at the Clearwater Care Center in Eau Claire.

Ed was born in Marshfield on Feb. 20, 1953 to loving parents Vernon Stevens and Margaret (Reineking) Stevens. Ed is survived by his three children Sara Stevens Scott, Matthew Stevens and Lisa Stevens Smriga; four grandchildren Ethan and Elliott Scott, Jayce Stevens and Xevalyn Smriga; his mother, Margaret Cox and sister, Nancy Siettmann. 

Ed enjoyed life and always saw the good in people. He was a hardworking, honest man and a talented glass blowing artist. He encouraged us all to think optimistically, love enthusiastically and “dig the ride.” He lives on in our hearts and cherished memories.

Service and visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Spencer United Methodist Church in Spencer. Visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Service at 11 a.m. Banquet to follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Belvedere Supper Club in Marshfield.