2011-10-15 / Obituaries

Stephen N. Brownfield

A funeral service for Stephen N. Brownfield, 83, of Heath will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, with Pastor Seth Harding and Pastor Bob Beyer officiating. Burial will follow at Lutheran Reform Cemetery, Thornville.

Mr. Brownfield passed away on October 9, 2011, at the Inn at SharonBrooke. He was born on April 3, 1928, to the late Fred and Paula (Neuhart) Brownfield in Quaker City, OH.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Dee (Vermilion) Brownfield; son, Bret Stephen (Voniessa) Brownfield of Thornville; daughter, Jacqueline “Jill” Singleton of Burlington, WA; grandchildren, Brooke and Taylor Singleton and Bailey and Brenna Brownfield; sister, Marjorie (Joseph) Donovan of Columbus; brother, Fred (Anne) Brownfield Jr. of New Lexington; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Bonnie Brintnall and Lena Gallagher; and brother, Buzzy Brownfield.

Mr. Brownfield served in the U.S. Army as sergeant from 1951-1953 during the Korean War. He is a member of the Jacksontown United Methodist Church. He graduated from Thornville High School in 1946. He earned engineering degrees at Franklin University and The Ohio State University. He was a drafting teacher at the Knox County Career Center. He also worked for Sears Automotive, Roper and as a draftsman at Owens Corning for many years. He was owner of Brownfield Sports and part-owner of Jay Ansel Sporting Goods.

Steve excelled in sports at Thornville High School. He later went on to coach Little League Baseball thru Semi-Pro for 20 years. He was a basketball official for 25 years and also officiated football, baseball and wrestling for many years. He was past President of Lakewood Little League, Lakewood Boosters and Ohio High School Basketball Athletic Association.

Steve especially enjoyed attending and supporting his granddaughters sporting events, pitching horseshoes and spending time with his grandchildren.

Steve’s love, humor and knowledge will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH, 43058- 0430.

The Brownfield family requests that all guestbook condolences be signed at www.bruckerkishlerfuneralhome.com and click obituaries/guestbook entry.

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