WAUKESHA

Kenneth ‘Ken’ W. Summerfield

March 3, 1943 – March 22, 2010


Kenneth "Ken" W. Summerfield of Waukesha passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 22, 2010. He was born in Milwaukee on March 3, 1943, a son of the late Ward and Frances (Hughes) Summerfield.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1962, serving his country during the Vietnam Era, and was honorably discharged in 1966. Ken was married to Sandra Gail (nee Chovanec) on July 1, 1967, and they raised three sons. Ken was employed by Oilgear as a sales application engineer, retiring in April of 2007. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors and was a skilled landscaper and gardener. He was involved as a baseball coach with CAA Mukwonago and the town of Vernon baseball league. Ken and Sandi were active in fostering and rescuing greyhounds; in fact, Ken was fondly referred to as "Dog Daddy."

Ken will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of more than 42 years, Sandra; his sons, Derik (Katie) Summerfield, Brent (Lisa) Summerfield and Keith Summerfield; along with his grandchildren, Jordyn and Samantha Summerfield; and his dogs, Kifi and Reggie. He also leaves his brothers-in-law, Donald Klumb Sr. and Scott (Gwynne) Chovanec; and a sister-in-law, Suzanne (Kevin) Washuta. Ken is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jacqueline Klumb.
    
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, March 25, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Peter Peterson will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, for his kindness to and affection for greyhounds, donations may be made to Greyhounds Only, 335 E. Geneva Road No. 173, Carol Stream, IL 60188, in loving memory of Kenneth Ward Summerfield.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.