Edna Clara Shields, 72, of Oelwein passed away on Tuesday February 26, 2013 at her home.
Visitation will be from 3-7PM on Friday March 1, 2013 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with a Vigil Service at 6:30PM. Funeral services will be at 10:30AM on Saturday March 2, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Edna was born on July 17, 1940 to parents August and Viola (Reiter) Ott in Fairbank. She graduated from Wapsie Valley High School in 1958. On August 12, 1961 Edna was united in marriage with John T. Shields at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbank.
Edna was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, canning and sewing. She also enjoyed gardening and her spring flowers. Edna was a gifted baker, and her “gingerbread boys” were especially enjoyed by her family. Edna and John enjoyed operating Lund’s Campground, near Harpers Ferry, for several years. She volunteered at the Mercy Hospital gift shop, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Edna will be dearly missed by all who knew, and continue to love her.
Left to celebrate Edna’s life is her husband of 51 years; her son Jeffrey (Sherri) Shields of West Union and her daughter Julie Boies of Oelwein; her brother Dwayne Ott of Fairbank; her grandchildren: Derek, Seth and Kenzie Shields of West Union, Jacob and Alexis Boies of Oelwein; several nieces and nephews; as well as many friends.
In death, Edna has rejoined her parents and her son-in-law Dan Boies.