Kokomo postal worker retires after 45 years delivering mail

It’s the unofficial motto of every U.S. postal worker: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Mark Stevens has lived that motto for most of his life. He’s battled blizzards, floods, tornadoes and scorching heat, all to do just one thing – deliver the mail.

Stevens was hired on as a carrier with the U.S. Postal Service when he was 20. For more than four decades, he hit the streets every day, walking his routes around the city to deliver mail, letters and packages.

But after all that time, the 64-year-old Kokomo native said it was time to turn in his uniform, hand in his mail satchel and retire after nearly 45 years of service. His last official day was Sept. 29, when he was sent off with a continental breakfast, a gold watch and a clock.

“It was tough,” Stevens said during an interview earlier this week. “You work with these people for so many years, and then you say goodbye. They’re like a family.”

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I’ve been doing it 25 yrs don’t think I can handle another 20

I’ll never make it that long.

29 and out for me

Never know. and beats flipping burgers…….most of the time

Lucky guy!

Congrats!! Enjoy your hard earned retirement!

I’ve only been doing it 14 years. Ten as rca and 4 as regular. I’ve already bout lost my mind. I’ve got 20 to retire. I will never make it!

Ty

congrats

If we keep getting PMs and supervisors like the ones we have now, there’s no way I am making it this long. I want out now but can’t find another job where I make as much money as I do now. Ive been with the PO for 17 yrs.