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Stephen Garrison

December 8, 1948 — July 30, 2021

Stephen C. Garrison, 72, Bismarck, passed away on July 30, 2021. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Aug. 3 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck.

Stephen "Steve" was born December 8, 1948, to Francis (Frank) and Marvel (Bedard) Garrison, in Rolla. He was raised in Hansboro and attended school in Rolla. He married Dianne Roberge in 1973.

Stephen started his career working at grain elevators in Tolna and Rolla. Eventually his career moved him and his family to Beulah. This is where they made their family complete with three children: Stephanie, Troy and Heidi. After many years of working as the manager at the grain elevator in Beulah, he took over as the manager of the grain elevator in New Salem.

After retirement, Stephen spent a lot of time doing his favorite things. Living on Lake Sakakawea (Beulah Bay) meant so much to him and the love of "THE LAKE" carried on to his children and grandchildren. This is where he spent his time fishing, hunting, tinkering in the garage, visiting neighbors and restoring old tractors and a pickup.

Stephen's health eventually moved him to Bismarck. Here he was closer to the care he needed, his children and grandchildren. He was always so proud of the accomplishments and achievements of his children and grandchildren, even if it was the smallest thing. During this time, he still had his lake home, although he was unable to make it there as often as he would have liked. This is where he resided until the time of his passing.

Stephen is survived by his companion of 16 years, Peggy Huffman, and family, Bismarck; daughter, Stephanie Garrison, Bismarck; son, Troy (Robyn) Garrison, Bismarck; daughter, Heidi Garrison, Bismarck; grandchildren, Camden Silha and Cash Garrison, Bismarck; sisters, Sandra Johnson, Cheryl Garrison, Brenda Garrison and Priscilla (Lance) Richardson; brothers, Blair Garrison and Webb (Mary) Garrison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Marvel Garrison; and Peggy’s daughter, Jennifer Wing.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck, ND 58503

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