Patrick A. Shields
June 19, 1939 – February 3, 2023
Survived by wife, Maurine; children: Michael Shields (Brenda), Kaye Shields (Dan Scott), Suzy Dulany (Craig); grandchildren: Andrew and Emma Shields, Sloane, and Chase Dulany; sister, Mary Ann “Mardy” Badding; sister-in-law, Jean Shields.
Family will receive friends Friday, February 10th, from 5-7PM at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler (7805 W. Center Rd, Omaha, NE) with a Vigil Service at 7PM.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, February 11th, 10AM at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th Street.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Patrick Anthony Shields was born on June 19, 1939, in Carroll, Iowa. He was the son of Patrick and Mary Lucille (O’Connell) Shields. Pat was baptized on July 2, 1939, at St. Joseph Church in Carroll, Iowa. He was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll, Iowa, with the class of 1957. On September 29, 1962, Pat was united in marriage to Maurine Fischer at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wall Lake, Iowa.
Pat had a career in the agricultural and seed business, leading him to start his own company, Tri-Valley Seed. When the Tri-Valley brand was acquired by Stine Seed in the early 1990s, Pat served as a regional manager for more than 15 years. He worked in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Arkansas.
Pat was proud of his time playing fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending sporting events and watching any kind of sports on television. He had season tickets for Husker football, Creighton basketball, and the College World Series. He also attended many Kansas City Chiefs games, Husker bowl games, and NASCAR races.
Pat and Maurine traveled to many Caribbean islands, took the family to Europe, and toured Ireland with his sister, Mardy, and her husband Bill. In their later years, Pat and Maurine spent the winter months in the Gulf Coast of Texas and Florida.
For many years, Pat and his neighbors, including Bill Heller, put on eye-catching fireworks displays to celebrate the 4th of July in the cul-de-sac on Old Cherry Road. During Halloween, he entertained trick-or-treaters with a talking, enormous, Great Pumpkin. Pat enjoyed celebrating all holidays with his family.
Left to celebrate his life is his wife of 60 years, Maurine Shields; children: Mike (Brenda) of Lincoln, NE, Kaye Shields (Dan Scott), and Suzy Dulany (Craig); grandchildren: Sloane Dulany, Chase Dulany, Andrew Shields, and Emma Shields; sister Mardy Badding of Carroll, IA, and sister-in-law Jean Shields of Farmington, MN; nieces, nephews, many other relatives, and friends, including neighbors Bernie Buscher, Rob Helms, and Kevin Bridges. Pat was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Jim Shields and Paul Shields.