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Donald J. Shields

May 5, 1930 September 20, 2014
Donald J. Shields
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age 84, of Grand Rapids, MN, died Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, MN.

Don was born in 1930 to Joseph and Anna Shields in Woodstock, MN where he also grew up and worked on the family farm. He joined the U.S. Army in 1949 and served 3 years during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning from the Army, Don worked for a short time as a lineman for REA. On August 19, 1952, he was joined in marriage to Margaret Mae Priester. Don began working for Hess Trucking in 1952 until 1962 when he went to work for Mobil Oil in Geneva, NE, where he retired from in 1990.

Don enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and making memories with his family and friends. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, The American Legion and St. Michaels Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, SD.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Margaret; daughter, Kathy (John) O’Dea of Hayward, CA; sons, Patrick (Wendy) Shields of Grafton, ND and Michael Shields of Sioux Falls, SD; two grandchildren, Amber Toay and Christopher (Ashli Barnick) Shields; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Alex Toay; several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters; and one brother.

Arrangements by Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel and by Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, MN.
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6:00 PM 9/24/2014 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/24/2014 8:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel

710 SE 4th St.
PO Box 351
Pipestone, MN 56164

Hartquist Funeral Home - Pipestone Chapel
710 SE 4th St. Pipestone 56164 MN
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 9/25/2014 10:30:00 AM
St. Leo Catholic Church - Pipestone

415 S. Hiawatha Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164

St. Leo Catholic Church - Pipestone
415 S. Hiawatha Ave Pipestone 56164 MN
United States

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Old Woodlawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

Pipestone, MN, US, 56164

Pipestone, MN, US, 56164

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