June E. Shields, age 75 of Brainerd, passed away on April 30, 2013 at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
June was born on January 31, 1938 in Brainerd to Theodore and Jennie (Pietz) Erickson. She married Samuel Shields on March 17, 1962.
She was a RN and nurse supervisor at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 25 years. She was also a nurse supervisor at Bethany Good Samaritan in Brainerd and Pine River. June was a very caring person; she loved her husband, her kids, her grandkids, her extended family and all of her friends.
June was an active member of First Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the Moose Club, the Eagles, and the Women’s Axillary at the Legion. She loved the casino, playing pull-tabs and bingo. She was also an avid reader.
She will be deeply missed by her husband of 51 years, Sam; children, Kristen (Dan) Tatro of Stillwater, Jay (Alicia) Shields of Brainerd and Stacey (Scott) Kruger of Brainerd; grandchildren, Ben (Stephanie) Tatro, Michael Tatro & fiancee, Kristin Huneburg, Marissa Tatro of Stillwater, Trinity Shields, Kaylee Smith, Camden Shields of Brainerd; great-granddaughter, Kayla Tatro; and brother, David (Helen) Nordgren of Crosslake; nieces, Megan Nordgren of Crosslake and Dr. Mandy Nordgren of Sioux Falls, SD.
June is preceded in death by her parents.
A Memorial Service for June will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 5-8 PM at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd, and also one hour prior to the service at church.
Interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd.
In memory of June, memorials are preferred to St. Luke's Nurses Alumni Association, C/O Judy Oman, 430 E. 13th Street, Duluth, MN 55811.
Halvorson-Johnson Funeral & Cremation Care 218-829-3581