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Mike,
So sorry to hear about your dad. I did not find our until after the service. Your dad was a great man and always treated me very well. Mary and I will continue to pray for your mom and your family.


Posted by: Pat McLaughlin - Huntington, IN - Family Friend   Aug 12, 2017

We are sorry for your loss. We enjoyed talking to him when he would come into Huntington Electric. He was a very nice man. You and your family are in our thoughts.


Posted by: MISSY AND Jr Vebert - Huntington, IN   Aug 04, 2017

Patti and family,

Jodi and I wanted you to know that we are both thinking about you during this time of great loss. The memories that you all have of such wonderful times will be locked away in your memories forever. Knowing the love that you have all experienced will be shared for many generations to come.

Big hugs,

Matt and Jodi DuCharme


Posted by: Matthew & Jodi DuCharme - Toronto - Family Friend   Aug 04, 2017

Tim and Family So Sorry for your loss , Your Father was a corner stone of the community and certainly of your family always Your Friend Dave Belschner


Posted by: Dave Belschner    Aug 03, 2017

Fairytales can come true, if you are young at heart Jim sang this song to me every year at the Merrill Lynch Christmas party He was a great mentor and friend Truly he was young at heart and ledgendary for his jokes Always made you laugh even if it was the 100th time you heard it I will always remember and love him Go with God my dear friend


Posted by: Lydia Slaughter Kokovay - Fort Wayne, IN - Coworker   Aug 03, 2017

Mike,Tim,and Patty,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Father was my Father's stock broker and I met him as a youngester at Merrill with my dad and your dad he had this big cigar looking at the Dow news tape..Years later I became a stockbroker and I had many meetings mostly smoking a cigar talking about stocks etc.
He was smart,direct , loved this great country and loved life! He was generous and our community is better because of him..I

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Posted by: Byron Braun - Fort wayne, IN - Friend   Aug 03, 2017

I absolutely enjoyed taking care of Jim. He was a great person and always made my day. I'm going to miss him a lot especially, his stories about his life. He was quite an interesting person. I think I learned a lot from him.


Posted by: Angel Jones - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   Aug 03, 2017

Jim shields was one of the most remarkable men I have ever met. He lived life to the fullest and left behind an astounding rags to riches story that culminated in a strong family, many works of Philanthropy. His business successes led to prosperity for his employees and investors. I was blessed to know him.


Posted by: A friend   Aug 03, 2017

My sincere condolences for your loss. Jim and Margaret were great friends to my parents, Bob & Leigh Wallace. Keeping the Shields family in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Wallace-Brown


Posted by: Nancy Brown - Chillicothe, IL - Family Friend   Aug 03, 2017

Mike,

I was very sorry to learn of your Dad's passing, and I will remember your family in my prayers.


Posted by: Roger Smith - Fort Wayne, IN - Classmate   Aug 03, 2017