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515 Center Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone: 262-248-2320
Fax: 262-248-4422
Col. Steven Whitfield

Col. Steven K. Whitfield

Saturday, November 30th, 1940 - Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Col. Steven Kent Whitfield 78, (U.S. Army, Retired) passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, March 4th after a long illness. He was surrounded by his wife and children. He was born in Providence, RI to George E. & Grace K. Whitfield in November 1940. He proudly served 26 years as an officer and engineer in the U.S. Army. During his military career he attended Ranger School, Airborne School, Command General Staff College, completed two tours in Vietnam, and was awarded 2 Bronze Stars, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign and Service Medals. Upon retiring from the military, he continued his work in the engineering field. He was a passionate historian and numismatist and is a published author on these topics. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Diana (Cabral) Whitfield, two children, Stephanie Kent Nielsen of Papillion, NE, and Jill Kent Whitfield-Wooley (and husband, Daryle) of Elkhorn, WI. He was a grandfather to Grace Kent Nielsen and William Darin Nielsen, and great-grandfather to Georgiana Whitfield Hunt. Steve is also survived by his sisters, Lynn Ashworth (and husband, Charles) of Hudson, NH, and Mary-Lou McCaffrey of Ashburn, VA. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was happiest spending time with his family, working on his hobby, spending time by the ocean, and sharing funny stories. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy continues through his family who loved him deeply. Steve will be buried with honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (www.nationalmssociety.org) or the American Parkinson Disease Association (www.apdaparkinson.org). Steinke-Lazarczyk Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lake Geneva, WI is proudly serving the family.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
    Location
    St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
    Address
    148 W. Main Street
    LAKE GENEVA, WI 53147
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  • Service

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
    Address
    148 W. Main Street
    LAKE GENEVA, WI 53147
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  • Interment

    Location
    Arlington National Cemetery
    Address
    1 Memorial Avenue
    ARLINGTON, VA 22211
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Robert Kenney

Posted at 09:45pm
Steve has been a friend for almost 58 years. From the time I first met him in 1961 as a fellow freshman in civil engineering at the University of Rhode Island, I knew he was someone special. Although highly intelligent and very confident in his abilities, he always had time for those of us who needed a little encouragement. That continued throughout our four years in college and into the military where Steve and I attended many engineering courses together as well as Airborne and Ranger Schools. We even reported together to our first duty station at Fort Lewis, Washington. It was a privilege to reconnect with Steve after both of us retired from our respective careers. Even though disease had ransacked his body, it was evident that he received great joy from his family and was still a proud man. I share your grief on his departure and will remember him fondly. He was a great man and leaves a fine legacy in all of you.
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Posted at 06:22am
Our deepest sympathies are with you all during this difficult time. Love, Lorraine, Tom, Anna Mae, Manny, Mary, Lori, Steve, Keith, and Terry
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Tonya Brown

Posted at 12:06pm
Diana, David and I wish you a heart full of peace and understanding in this difficult time. We are here to help you if needed. You have lots of friends and support. Tonya Brown
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Jim and Julie Jones

Posted at 03:41pm
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. God bless such a special man. Thoughts and prayers.
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