Vivian J. Shields, 95

July 23, 1923 —
Sept. 27, 2018
Cresco - Vivian J. Shields, age 95, of Cresco, Iowa died on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 at Accura Healthcare.
Funeral Mass for Vivian was held on Oct. 1, 2018, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco, with Father Dennis Cain officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Cresco. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Vivian Joyce Shields was born on July 23, 1923 in Howard County, Iowa to Fay and Elfrieda (Munkel) Farnsworth. She married James “Jim” Shields at Assumption Catholic Church in Cresco on Dec. 29, 1941. She started babysitting when her husband started his plumbing job, which she then continued for 37 years. She was very talented when it came to sewing and sewed wedding and bridesmaid dresses. 
She is survived by her children, Eugene (Alice) Shields of Columbia, Md., Robert “Bob” (Kate) Shields of Littleton, Colo. and Jeanette (Elson) Byler of Hills, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Connie Shields of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Lee (Audrey) Farnsworth of Stewartville, Minn.; and sister-in-law, Carol Farnsworth of Rochester, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; son, Leonard Shields; half-siblings Roger, Ervin, Hazel and Victor; and siblings, Gerald Farnsworth, Neil Farnsworth, Fay Farnsworth, Della Rasmusson, Edith Tupper, Goldie, June Smith and Virgina Necas.
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