Stephen I. Lingenfelter of Lilburn, Ga., passed away unexpectedly Saturday,
December 15, 2007. He was 65.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Lingenfelter of Lilburn, Ga.
He is also survived by daughters, Leigh Westergren (Matt), of Chesterton,
Krystal Irwin (Chris), of Mooresville, N.C; and his son, Robby, also of
Lilburn, Ga.; a step-sister, Dorothy Jo Hardwick; and step-brother, George
Craddock, both of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, Zach, Ben and Sam
Westergren and Coral and Peyton Irwin; sons-in-law, Chris Irwin and Matt
Between 1969 and 2002 he served as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attorney in
positions as Assistant Division Counsel, Missouri River and South Pacific
Divisions; District Counsel, San Francisco District; and Division Counsel,
South Atlantic Division. In 1983 Steve was promoted to the position of
Division Counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineersí South Atlantic
Division (SAD) in Atlanta, Ga. In 2002, after serving the federal government
for 33 years and when most would have retired, Steve continued his practice
at Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP, in Atlanta, during which he continued to grow
professionally as he worked in teams at the firm on projects designed to
alleviate the human suffering caused by the war in Iraq, Hurricanes Katrina
and Rita, and other natural and man-made disasters.
Among his awards and recognition he was a participant in the Presidentís
Commission on Executive Exchange; he was also a recipient of Vice President
Al Goreís National Performance Review Hammer Award, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers Chief Counselís Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Award, the Bert
Pettinato Pride in Public Service Award, and the Department of the Armyís
Achievement Medal for Civilian Service and Superior Civilian Service Awards.
Yet despite this important work, he still found the time to play Santa Claus
during Christmas time for underprivileged children. He always found the good
in others and always found humor in himself to brighten the days of everyone
around him. Steve was the model of a vigorous attitude towards life. He was a
devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and he will be missed dearly.
A memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 17,, in the chapel of A. S. Turner &
Sons in Atlanta, Ga.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Written
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