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Florence J. Shields

August 24, 1924 April 17, 2019
Florence  J. Shields
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Florence J. Shields age 94 of Melancthon Creek died on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Pine Valley Community Village. She was born in Melancthon Creek on the McCarthy/Escher farm on August 21, 1924 the daughter of Peter and Helen (McCarthy) Escher. She attended the Melancthon Creek Grade School, Richland Center High School, Richland County Normal School and the UW Platteville. Florence became a teacher at several local one room schools. Being a teacher for 53 years. In 1946 she married Gerald Shields and they farmed on the Shields Homestead for many years before her son and daughter-in-law continued to farm and later grandsons. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church and later St. Aloysius Church, St. Ann’s Altar Society, treasurer of St. Patrick’s Cemetery and a member of the Hillsboro Retired Teachers. Florence was co-author of 2 books on St. Patrick’s Melancthon Creek. Survivors include her son, Michael (Sharon), a grandson, Peter (Molly), 4 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Helen Escher, her husband, Gerald, grandson, Gerry, 4 sisters and a brother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. St. Mary the Assumption Catholic Church in Richland Center. Monsignor Roger Scheckel will officiate with burial in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Melancthon Creek at a later date. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Stafford Funeral Home from 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. with a rosary to be prayed at 3:30 P.M. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. Memorials may be made in Florence’s name to Friends of Melancthon Creek Cemetery. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements,


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Visitation

Tuesday

23

Apr

4:00 PM 4/23/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4/23/2019 6:00:00 PM
Stafford Funeral Home

1235 Hwy 14 West
Richland Center, Wisconsin 53581

Rosary at 3:30PM

Stafford Funeral Home
1235 Hwy 14 West Richland Center 53581 Wisconsin
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

24

Apr

10:00 AM 4/24/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary the Assumption Catholic Church

160 W 4th Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

St. Mary the Assumption Catholic Church
160 W 4th Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

Service

Wednesday

24

Apr

11:00 AM 4/24/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4/24/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Mary the Assumption Catholic Church

160 W 4th Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

St. Mary the Assumption Catholic Church
160 W 4th Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States
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