VeteranRonald Shields

Ronald ShieldsRonald V. Shields, 79, of Pekin, died at 1:06 p.m. April 5, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Macomb, the son of Verne and Edith Erb Shields. He married Judy Danner on Sept. 8, 1962, in Ipava. She survives.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He worked for Keystone Steel and Wire in Bartonville.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1956-60, Airman 2nd Class.

He was a 1956 graduate of Astoria High School.

Services were held Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Zach Buscher officiating. Burial was in Summum Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Astoria Public Library or WTVP in Peoria.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/12/2017


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