MT. PLEASANT, Iowa - John Lee Shield, 68, formerly of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018, at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant.
Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser Street, Muscatine. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine. Visitation will be from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the funeral home. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
John was born on January 20, 1950, in Muscatine, the son of Walter Shield and Virginia Greenwald Bluhm.
He was a graduate of Muscatine High School, class of 1968, and Muscatine Community College in 1970. He managed Dick's SuperValu in Mt. Pleasant.
Those left to honor his memory include one son, Cassidy Shield and wife, Amanda, of Wheaton, Illinois; one daughter, Kelly Collins and husband, Brent, of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, Elliott, Noah, and Sutton Collins, and Noelle, Nathan, and Zachary Shield; and one brother, Tom Shield and wife, Peggy, of Muscatine.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Dr. Samuel Bluhm; and two brothers, Ronald Shield and Richard Bluhm.
Another photo I found of John on his moped in October 1965
John and I were good friends in high school and he was my first real boyfriend. We were in band together as well. He was so kind and a very sweet individual. Attached is a picture of John in his band uniform.
John was always one of my favorite memories from my early years. Not only was he one of the handsomest boys I grew up with, he had an equally kind heart and wonderful personality. Although I hadn't seen him since high school he will always be in my heart. Prayers and condolences to his loved ones.
John was a sweet and kind guy who was my first boyfriend in high school. He will remain forever young in my mind. My condolences to the family.
Uncle John always had an amazing smile & a great love for family. My deepest sympathy to Cassidy & Kelly for your loss.
Cassidy and Kelly I have so many fond memories of your dad when you were young. He had a great sense of humor and was so very proud of you both. I'm very sorry for your loss.
So sorry Tom to hear about John, I can't believe all your brothers are gone now, my brother and sister lived next door to all you guys from kindergarten through high school, the best times of our lives, life is short, hope you and Peggy are doing well.....
i worked with John at Super Valu in Mt Pleasant in the 1970's. I was in high school at the time. Always nice and friendly. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
I am sorry to hear of John's death. This is our 50th high school anniversary year. It would have been great to see him again. My condolences to you, Tom and Peggy.
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