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John Jerry Shields

September 10, 1939 — December 29, 2021

John Jerry Shields

9/10/1939 - 12/29/2021


Thursday, January 6, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church 900 NE Shady Lane Dr. Gladstone, MO 64118

Funeral Mass:

Thursday, January 6, 2022 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church 900 NE Shady Lane Dr. Gladstone, MO 64118


Friday, January 7, 2022 1:00 PM Omaha National Cemetery, Omaha, NE

Roeder Mortuary:

2727 N. 108th St. Omaha, NE 68164 496-9000 Kansas City, MO - John Jerry Shields passed away peacefully in his home on December 29, 2021 in Kansas City, MO after a long battle with cancer.  He was 82. Jerry was born September 10, 1939 in Omaha, NE to John and Freda Shields. He attended Holy Cross grade school and graduated from Central High School in Omaha.  He served in the Nebraska Army National Guard from 1962-1968.  He started his career at the Omaha World Herald and later became an award-winning salesman with two different international companies.  Jerry was also the Mayor of the Village of Oakwood, MO.  He married the love of his life, Mary, in 1981.  He retired in 2009. Jerry had a bigger than life personality, and never met a stranger. He loved telling stories !  His passions were his wife Mary and classic cars, especially ‘56 Chevys. He was a member of the Golden Oldies Car Club. He is survived by his wife: Mary; a son: Mike Luethge ; daughters: Shawn Shields, Heather Shields, & Jennifer Rounds John ; and grandchildren: Paige John & Zachary John.
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