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Edna Shields
July 17, 1940 - February 26, 2013

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. 


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Todd Huinker on March 2, 2013 at 8:23 PM said:

John,Jeff, and Julie. I am so sorry for your loss, My heart and prayers go out to you all.
Mary and Mike Gaffney on March 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM said:

John we are so sorry to hear about Enda...She was as you know a very kind beautiful lady..I am so glad that I got to visit with you both a couple weeks ago. Take care and God Bless You
Mary Gaffney
Lyle and Fran Recker on March 2, 2013 at 7:14 AM said:

You have our sympathy at this sad time. You and your family
are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lyle and Fran Recker
Heidi Cowart on March 1, 2013 at 6:17 PM said:

So sorry for your loss, she will be missed by many ..thoughts and prayers go out to you all
Muggs Berns on March 1, 2013 at 8:54 AM said:

Our Heartfelt Sympathy We Will Miss Edna She was a very special lady
Alexis boies on February 28, 2013 at 4:23 PM said:

RIP Grandma shields
Doc Smith on February 28, 2013 at 8:01 AM said:

John, sorry to hear about Edna. Unfortunately Lund's scenery just keeps changing in not the right way. Remember the good.
Don Paul on February 28, 2013 at 7:07 AM said:

Sorry to hear about your loss John, she will be missed
Leo and Margaret Campbell on February 27, 2013 at 7:49 PM said:

We have so many happy memories of Edna...mostly visiting at Lunds Camp but also of common things about Oelwein. She was just a great person, and we find it hard to believe she will no longer be with us. John and family, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May she rest in peace.
Joan Fox on February 27, 2013 at 6:46 PM said:

Sympathy to Julie and all of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike Lorenz on February 27, 2013 at 10:35 AM said:

John, Jeff and Julie and families, I am so sorry to hear of Edna's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Nancy Lindner-Tupper on February 27, 2013 at 7:46 AM said:

So sorry to hear about the passing of Edna, she was a wonderful person...Prayers for the family..

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