Steven W. Brownfield
March 15, 1948 – July 1, 2020
VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Tuesday, July 7th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, July 8th, 11am, West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Wednesday, July 8th, 2pm, Omaha National Cemetery with military honors. Memorials are suggested to Paralyzed Veterans of America, Boy Scouts of America, or the American Cancer Society.
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Steven Brownfield was born on March 15, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1966. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1968 and served until 1974. He attended Marine Boot camp in Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA, where he graduated as top recruit at boot camp. He was selected Honor Man at boot camp. He received the Leatherneck Award and Meritorious promotion to Private First Class..
His Military Service in the Marine Corps is as follows: Steven earned three field combat promotions during his service in Viet Nam 1968-69. He served with the Mike Company 3rd Battalion 4th Marine Regiment 3rd Marine Division and 1st Recon Battalion S-2 Scout.
His Military Awards include: Purple Heart (2nd Awd), Navy Achievement Medal with Valor, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Civilian Education: A graduate of Drake University in 1974, he attended University of Michigan 1982 Graduate Studies, University of Pittsburg College of Law 1986, Bellevue University MS-Scouting 2016.
Steven’s civilian work record is exemplary. He has held positions in the following companies: Regional Manager with Northwestern Bell/US West where he retired in 1997. During his time with this company her received the Bronze Vail award for saving a life. He was Chief Information Officer with Insituform Technology from 1997-2002. He was Vice President of Ameriwood Industries from 2002-2004, Chief Procurement Officer with Precision Industries 2004-2005. Senior Vice President and Global Chief. Procurement Officer Northern Trust 2005-2009, Senior Director Procurement ConAgra Foods -2009-2015; he retired in December 2015.
Civilian awards and organizations: Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow (Scouting Honor Society), Merit Badge Counselor, Master Mason 32nd Degree. Boy Scouts Troop 331 Life to Eagle Chair, Soaring Eagle and Black Hawk District-Eagle Board of Review Representative, National Eagle Scouts Association, Shriner Tangiers Shrine, and the Board of Directors NE Veterans Home Board.
Military organizations: Marine Corps League Detachment 60-Judge Advocate; Marine Honor Society-Military Order Devil Dogs. Life Memberships: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, and the Viet Nam Veterans of America.
Steven was preceded in death by his father, Wayne; mother, Louise; sister, Peggy Brownfield; and nephew, Brett Monen. Steven is survived by his wife Judy (52 years of marriage); two children; Stephanie (Mike) Rosenberger and their two sons Benjamin and Steven and two daughters Megan and Caitlin; Rebecca (Matt) Vanderholm and their three daughters Lauren, Annabel and Meryl and four great-granddaughters; his sister-in-law, Joyce Modeland; and nephew, Jay (Jenny) Monen.