G. Richard 'Rich' Shield
October 22, 1919 - May 30, 2019

G. Richard 'Rich' Shield

G. Richard 'Rich' Shield
Oct 22, 1919 - May 30, 2019

G. Richard 'Rich' Shield

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa - G. Richard 'Rich' Shield, 99, of West Liberty, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Simpson Memorial Home.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Casket bearers will be his grandchildren. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Spangler Chapel United Methodist Church or West Liberty Ambulance.

'Rich' was born on October 22, 1919, in Muscatine, the son of Lloyd and Eunice Bowser Shield. He married Anna Mae Herlein on November 25, 1942, in Muscatine. She preceded him in death on June 1, 2017.

He was a lifelong famer and cared for cows for many years. He liked to talk and made a friend with anybody. He was a member of the Spangler United Methodist Church.

Those left to honor his memory include his sons, Steven D. Shield and wife, Cyndi, and David W. Shield and wife, Lisa, all of West Liberty, and Daniel E. Shield of Atalissa; eight grandchildren, Travis Shield, Jesse Shield, Caleb Shield, Chad Shield, Stephanie Wainwright, Merrick Shield, Connie Seemuth, and Damian Bardell; 13 great-grandchildren; two step-greatgrandchildren; and one sister, Ruth O. Havemann of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sons, Robert Allen and James Richard Shield; two brothers, George and Walter; and two sisters, Geraldine 'Gerri' Kochneff and Beverly Thomas.


Don & Pat Daufeldt on Jun 6, 2019

Our condolences to the Shield family. Buss & Fran always enjoyed the company of Rich & Annie as neighbors and friends. Now they can visit all they want. Enjoy the memories.
Don & Pat Daufeldt

Cindy Connor Brinson on Jun 3, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. Our parents shared many trips and evenings as we all grew up. They have all been reunited to continue their adventures and talks. Treasure the memories. Cindy Connor Brinson

Lisa Havemann on Jun 1, 2019

Uncle Rich would say the darndest things. He really cracked mom up here.

Lisa Havemann on Jun 1, 2019

Making his sisters laugh!

Linnet Wainwright on May 31, 2019

To the Shield Family,
Our thoughts and prayers our with you !!
God Bless,
Don and Linnet Wainwright



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
10:30 AM

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