Condolence & Memory Journal

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   August 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   August 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   August 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    August 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   August 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 enjoyed being in his presence ,learned from him and admired his achievements.
God bless him,your family and I know he is in a better place with God...
My prayers are with you during this time....
Byron Braun

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


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   August 03, 2017

Mike, Tim and Patty,
So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May the Lord give you and your families peace and comfort.

Posted by Chris Coenen (Rosswurm) - BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Family Friend   August 02, 2017

Rest in Peace Jim Shields.

I worked for WaterFurnace from December 2006 to April 2010.

Prayers for Tim and Beth and the rest of the family.

He always made me smile when he came in the office.


Posted by Andy Fracica - FORT WAYNE, IN - Acquaintance   August 02, 2017

Uncle Jim. Was my mom's big brother, my godfather, the family patriarch, a fellow Buffalonian, an extremely successful businessman, a helping hand in times of need, a stout supporter of the Catholic Church and numerous charities. But most of all to me he was someone I enjoyed on many occasions a glass of Jameson with, (he preferred Crown Royal,sorry) as we looked over that little slice of heaven called Thunder Beach and reminisced about life. God Bless you Uncle Jim.

Posted by Bill Ellsworth - Buffalo, NY - Family   August 02, 2017

RIP Jim Shields,prayers to the family!

Posted by Steve and Pam Wafford - Poneto, IN   August 02, 2017

Mike and Julie-
So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed running into your dad at the Towne House and loved talking to him. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.
--Patty Shank

Posted by Patty Shank - Ft. Wayne, IN   August 02, 2017

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Courtney Bowlin - Fort Wayne, IN - Classmate   August 02, 2017

Posted by Bobby Blair - Los Angeles, CA - Family   August 01, 2017

Sorry for your loss Many blessings

Posted by Anell Roach - Charlevoix, MI - Family Friend   August 01, 2017

I always knew Uncle Jim was a very successful man. I wish I would have had more times and memories with Uncle Jim. One memory my Dad Davey Joe told me was shortly after I was born Uncle Jim came to Florida and met me. He so enjoyed me he told my Dad I am going back to Indiana and make a little girl. And indeed he did. Many years later when I was 19 and working for Broward County Courthouse Finamce Department he took me to lunch at a French restaurant on east Las Olas Blvd. he introduced me to escargots. I really enjoyed them. I have had them a few other times in my life and always remembered the fond memory with my Uncle Jim.

Posted by Kathleen Garrett. Shields - Ocoee, FL - Family   August 01, 2017