Stephen Housefield

June 01, 1945 - August 28, 2013 

Stephen Housefield

June 01, 1945 - August 28, 2013 

Obituary for Stephen Housefield

Stephen Carl Housefield

68, Stephen Housefield, passed away August 28, 2013. Steve was born in 1945 in Indianapolis, was an Eagle Scout and Plainfield High School graduate. He received a BS Degree from Butler U and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. After 10 years at GM Steve opened and operated Wanderlust outdoor store in Carmel in 1976. He led many group backpacking, canoeing, cross-country skiing and hiking trips in No. America. He continued a lifelong love of the outdoors, wildlife and wilderness, which he shared with his son Chris, wife Karen and many friends. He enjoyed running, hiking, canoeing, whitewater paddling, and completed two Birkebeiner x-country ski marathons. An avid bird-watcher, Steve participated in many USGS and Audubon Bird Surveys and counts, and traveled the world. He retired from Contico International Inc. as VP of Sales in 2000. Steve hiked 850 miles of the Appalachian Trail at age 60. Throughout his life Steve was admired for his steadfastness, boundless energy, calm demeanor and endearing smile. Steve is survived by his wife of 26 years, Karen Bower; son, Christopher Housefield; brother John Housefield; mother Roberta Housefield, granddaughter Gabrielle Housefield and niece Lindsay Tatge.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at Indiana Funeral Care, 8151 Allisonville Rd. Indianapolis with Visitation from 1 to 3 pm. and Memorial service at 3 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Audubon Society at https://secure3.convio.net/nasaud/site/Donation2?df_id=2000and2000.donation=form1andJServSessionIdr004=j0gwfaz8z2.app306a,

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