LaVerne M. Shields

LaVerne M. Shields, nee Pagel, 86, of Milwaukee, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 9, 2006.

She was born on July 31, 1920 to Otto and Erma Pagel in Milwaukee, where she was also raised.

LaVerne devoted her love and life to James Erwin Shields, and the couple began a family of their own.

Above all, LaVerne most enjoyed raising and offering her love to her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She has found an everlasting place in the hearts of her cherished children, Diane (Richard) Holbrook of the town of Trenton and Jeffrey Shields of West Bend; her treasured grandchildren, Christopher (Angela) Holbrook, Kyle (Beth) Holbrook, Clint (Kristin) Holbrook, Casey Holbrook, Kevin Holbrook, Kimberly (Michael) Hesketh and Caitlin Shields; and 10 adored great-grandchildren.

LaVerne will also be deeply missed by her nieces, nephews, other very special relatives and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James, and three siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend.

Visitation with family and friends be held Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Holy Angels.

Interment will take place in Highland Memorial Park.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the wonderfully caring staff at Heartland Hospice.