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Gregory Shields

Gregory James Shields

January 13th, 1947 - January 15th, 2019
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Obituary

Gregory James Shields age 72, of Bloomington, MN, died peacefully at home on January 15, 2019, from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, diagnosed after a ski accident in Colorado, December 2001. Greeted in Heaven by infant twin sons, William James, Samuel James; granddaughter, Hope; brother-in-law, Michael Julius.

Survived by his wife of 49 years, Laurie; son, Kevin James (Jessica; granddaughter, Esmae); daughter, Megan Shelton (grandsons, Wyatt James and Owen James); brothers, Scott (Greg’s stem cell donor), Brian (Ann); sister, Mary Julius; brother-in-law, Duncan (Sally) Fowler; nieces and nephews, and loyal pup, Stella.

Son of Vincent and Dorothy (Worthingham), he grew up in Richfield, attended Assumption, graduated from Benilde High School and the College of St. Thomas, ‘71.

Served as aeromedical evacuation flight medic in the Minnesota Air National Guard. Career in medical sales. Served others through volunteering: Bloomington Fire Department (Retired), Viking Council BSA, hockey coach, ski patrol, church, Park Nicollet Cancer Center.

Happy Hour visitation: Friday, January 25, 5-8 p.m. at Everett McClay VFW, 311 W 84th St. Bloomington. Mass of the Christian Burial: Saturday, January 26th 11:00 a.m. at The Church of St Edward 9401 Nesbitt Ave S, Bloomington. Visitation one-hour prior to Mass. Reception to follow. Private interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Burnsville.

Special thanks to Daniel J. Weisdorf, M.D. and the U of M BMT Cancer Center staff for their brilliant and compassionate care that led Greg to be a miracle man.

In lieu in flowers, memorials can be made to: BMT Fund for the Future ℅ University of Minnesota Foundation, 200 Oak Street # 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455

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BLOOMINGTON, MN 952 888 7771
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 25th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 25th, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Everett McClay VFW #1296
    Address
    311 West 84th Street
    Bloomington, MN 55420
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    When
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
    Location
    The Church of St. Edward
    Address
    9401 Nesbitt Avenue South
    Bloomington, MN 55437
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    The Church of St. Edward
    Address
    9401 Nesbitt Avenue South
    Bloomington, MN 55437
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. John the Baptist Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    BURNSVILLE, MN 55337
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    Spring 2019?
  • Reception

    Location
    The Church of St. Edward
    Address
    9401 Nesbitt Avenue South
    Bloomington, MN 55437
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Rick (Dick) Reiter

Posted at 02:26pm
Scott and family......... My deep condolences and best wishes. Sorry, we are out of town and not able to attend services. I have fond memories of Greg and you, and family, in the old neighborhood in Richfield. ..........Your shirt-tail cousin and babysitter..... Rick Reiter (formerly known as "Dick")
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Leif Anderson

Posted at 08:37pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your loved one.
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Kristy Buck

Posted at 08:04pm
Dear Laurie, Kevin and Meghan,
We were devastated to hear the sad news.
We have such fond memories of our days together in Bloomington.
Sending you and your families love and hugs. May you treasure all the dear memories.
Love
Kris and John Buck
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keith anderson

Posted at 11:33am
My great friend "Gregor", you will be missed. Your sense of humor always present despite your many health challenges contributed to the fact you are the toughest man I've ever met. Dianne and I will cherish our memories of time spent in Two Harbors with you, Laurie, your family and Stella! I will see you in the great beyond.
Keith
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Tom Nelson

Posted at 09:20am
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Greg, reading with a Coleman LED powered cap my daughters gave him.