Kenneth Edward Sheffield, a resident of Fountain, Colo., since 1993, and formerly of Brownwood, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008.

He was born July 4, 1931, to Edward and Ola Mae Sheffield in Concho, Texas. After graduating from Brownwood High School, he joined the U.S. Army in 1949 attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He retired from the U.S. Army in July 1969. His duty stations included Germany, Alaska, Korea and Vietnam. He also retired as a mechanic in Brownwood, Texas, in August 1993. While he was stationed in Frankfurt/ Main, Germany, he met and married his beautiful frauelein.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Inge. He leaves his sons Tim (Treva) Sheffield and Keith (Judy) Sheffield of Fountain, Colo.; and his daughters, Pat (Robin) Arnold of Lake Brownwood, Texas, Lori (Bill) Powell of Eastland, Texas, Jackie (Rodney) Oliver of Bangs, Texas, Barbie (Doug) McDaniels of Fountain, Colo., and Lisa (Chris) Kirchner of Colorado Springs, Colo.; as well as 14 grandchildren and 13-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Butch of Fredericksburg, Texas.

He is also survived by his two sisters, Carmoleta (Gayland) Smith of Brownwood, Texas, and Marie Leggieri of Clinton Township, Mich.; and his sister-in-law, Kay Sheffield of Fredericksburg, Texas; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at Rocky Mountain Calvary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions or memorials be made to “In Memory of Kenneth Sheffield” at either: “Disabled Veterans” / P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250; or “Fort Carson Chaplain Fund” / 5906 Barkley Ave., Bldg. 1350 / Attn: Provider Chaplain / Fort Carson, CO 80913.