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Kathleen Shields

Nov. 7, 1925-Oct. 29, 2011

Kathleen Shields, 85, of Vergas, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, October 29, 2011, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Kathleen was born to Robert Herman and Elsie Amelia (Eidal) Fick on November 7, 1925 at her parents' home in Dora Township, Minn. She married her husband Robert "Bob" Shields of Greenfield, Ohio, on September 14, 1946 and was known and loved as "Kay" from that day on.

Kay was a member St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Loon Lake, where she played the organ for services enjoyed by multiple generations and also served as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary in service to others. Kay was actively involved with the Vergas Lions and Lionesses for many years.

Kay and Bob traveled extensively, living in seven states and two foreign countries. Her devotion to her husband and family was known and deeply appreciated and she created a lasting legacy of faith in her savior, Jesus Christ, for those she leaves behind.

She passes this life leaving behind four daughters, Peggy Feldt of Moorhead, Pat (Brock) Johnson of East Grand Forks, Cindy Joseph of Dent, Minn., and Diane Bachleitner of Moorhead; one son, David Shields of Vergas; one brother, George (Mary Ann) Fick of Vergas; 10 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Bob; brothers, James and Robert; sister, Dorothy; one son, Michael; and one grandson, Devon.

Friends may call between 5 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Loon Lake, rural Vergas; there will be a 5 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Loon Lake, rural Vergas, with Reverend Robert Hinckley officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit

Kay's family extends their deepest gratitude to the staff of Thomas House of Perham for their years of loving care and service to Kay.

She was truly one in a million!