Thomas E. Shield
December 25, 1945 - March 7, 2019

Thomas E. Shield

Thomas E. Shield
Dec 25, 1945 - Mar 7, 2019

Thomas E. Shield

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Thomas E. Shield, 73, of Muscatine, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at home.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019, at Greenwood Cemetery. Chaplain Maurice Campbell will officiate.

Visitation will be from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice.

Thomas was born on December 25, 1945, in Muscatine, the son of Walter and Virginia Greenwald Shield. He married Peggy J. Fletcher on October 2, 1976, in Muscatine.

He retired from Carver Pump Company as a tool and die maker. He later owned TR'S Machine Works, Inc. and also had Shield Snow Removal. After retirement Tom worked at Schmarje Tool part time.

He was a former member of the Elks and Moose Lodges and Delta Waterfowl. He enjoyed playing golf and watching his grandchildren's activities. He also enjoyed his monthly card games and the Friday night crew at the shop.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Peggy Shield of Muscatine; one son, Benjamin (Emily) Shield of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and children, Jackson, Hayden, and Madeline; two daughters, Wendy (Paul) Sprague of Colorado, and daughter, Ashley, and Amy (Chris) Hartzell of Colorado, and daughter, Nina; several aunts, uncles, and nieces and nephews; his father-in-law, William Fletcher Sr. of Muscatine; two brothers-in-law, William Fletcher Jr and wife, Teresa, of Muscatine, and Michael Fletcher of Colorado; and three sisters-in-law, Chris Gow, Lisa (Tom) Sturms, and Kim (Randy) James, all of Muscatine.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Walter Shield; his mother, Virginia Bluhm; his step-father, Dr. Sam Bluhm; John and Ron Shield and Richard Bluhm; and his mother-in-law, Millie Fletcher.


Craig Axel on Mar 19, 2019

So sorry to hear about Tom, I lived next door to him and his brothers growing up, I remember when Tom got his TR3 and took all the kids in the neighborhood for rides we thought he was the coolest guy, our prayers go out to the family....



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Greenwood Cemetery
1814 Lucas Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
11:00 AM

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