August 1, 2015
Tony James Stevens, 35, of Moorhead MN, passed away unexpectedly at home on August 1, 2015 Tony was born on January 15, 1980 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Danny Stevens and Bev Wang. He grew up in the Detroit Lakes and Ulen-Hitterdal area, and enjoyed living in the country and all the fun that entailed. Tony had many close friends and family he loved to tease with his jokester personality. He had an amazing smile and could make anyone laugh. He graduated from Ulen-Hitterdal in 1998. Tony moved to Moorhead in 2005 and began working at American Crystal Sugar. He worked in many different positions there over the years and was currently working as an agricultural mechanic He met his wife Alisha through a 12 Step program they both attended. They loved each other so very much. They were married on August 14, 2010. They loved to ride on their Harley, go camping with friends and family, and spend time with their two beautiful daughters, Ashlyn (4 1/2) and Ella (2) Tony was the best Daddy and was very involved with his girl's lives, from dance class, swimming lessons, gymnastics to bedtime stories and cuddles. His girls idolized him, and loved to be tickled and laugh til they could hardly breathe. Tony would take them four wheeling around the neighborhood and in the country, where the girls would fall asleep in his arms. Tony’s favorite past time was teasing his nieces, nephews, or anyone nearby and making them laugh. He was an amazing friend to everyone he crossed paths with. Tony is survived by his wife Alisha Stevens, daughters Ashlyn and Ella, father Danny (Cheri Smith) Stevens of Ulen, MN, mother Bev Wang of Hawley, MN, stepdad Russel Wang of Hawley, MN, brothers Tee-Jay (Jennifer) Stevens of Ulen, MN, Taylor Wang, of Hawley, MN, Tanner (Kenzie Green) Wang of Hawley, MN, Dillon Stevens of Ulen, MN, and sisters Jade (Jesse Anders) Stevens of Hawley, MN, Janice (Rob) Mcsweeney of Galloway, OH, Jennifer (Dougie Kirk) Desjarlais of Galloway, OH, BobbieJo (Gordon Belgarde) Desjarlais of Ulen, MN, Tana Varberg of Detroit Lakes, MN, sister-in-law Sarah (Luke) Rustad, nephews Reece Rustad, Austin Stevens, Garret and Westin Munson, nieces Paige Rustad, Kylie Stevens, and Gabi Munson, mother-in-law Kim LePage, father-in-law Darwin Briss and Tom LePage, grandparents Frank and Ann Marquette of Moorhead, MN, Rex and Sharon LePage of Bloomington MN, Suzanne LePage of Minneapolis, MN, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that were as close as family Tony is preceded in death by his grandfather James Stevens, grandmother, Alvina Vanzant (Grandma Happy), and grandmother, Helen Askleson. A memorial fund has been established “In Loving Memory of Tony Stevens” through GoFundMe m.gofund.me/f73kw9u46e
You will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family!
I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers for comfort and peace.
With our deapest sympathy to all of you. Tony’s wife and girls who we never had the opportunity to meet and Bev ,Danny, and the rest of the family we are so sorry for your loss. We love you and you are in our prayers are with all of you. Kelly & Jeanne Fingalson
You will be missed dearly! Prayers to the family.
Our prayers go out to the family.
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one my prayers are with you all love and hugs to everybody Jackie Sibson
My thoughts and prayers are with you all – God bless and keep you strong.
I wlas shocked and deeply saddened after reading Tony’s obit in the Forum. He was the best neighbor I ever had the privilege to live next to. Not only was he out blowing snow for me and the other neighbors but he also took the time to just visit. I loved seeing him play with his adorable little girls and will never forget the time the two of you came with Ashlyn dressed as beekeepers while she was a little bee. He also took the time to introduce me to Ella when she was just the littlest baby. He was a wonderful dad, husband and neighbor. A little sun disappeared from many lives when Tony passed. My thoughts and prayers are with Tony’s wife, girls and entire family.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God’s word at Revelation 21:3,4. Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss, I finally got to meet my cousin in 2012 during the family reunion while I was 5 months along with my youngest Elijah. I was so happy that everyone I got to meet that I didn’t remember while I was younger. I’ll keep my prayers and thinking about you guys. Love kimmy
You will be greatly missed. Thanks for the laughs. Rip friend see you in the other side. Thoughts and prayers to family members
You will be missed by many my friend. God speed. My thoughts and prayers go out to wife and precious lil girls,and to all the family.
We love you brother/uncle Tony!!
Sorry you had to leave us so early in this journey we call life , you brought great joy and touched so many in your short time …
I am happy to be able to call you friend ,
My GOD grant you Grace and Eternal peace,
Good bye my friend
Alisha – we were so saddened and shocked to hear of Tony’s sudden death. Please know that we are thinking of you and your girls and praying that all the love and support of family and friends will help you through this difficult time. I know there are no words to ease your grief but Tony will forever be watching over you and your girls and you will forever have your very own Guardian Angel in Heaven. Love and prayers to you all ~ Dori
Thoughts and prayers to Tony’s family and friends. He was definitely a great guy!!