Bernice Margaret Shields, age 92, formerly of Mauston and Cazenovia, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 9, 2019, at Oak Park Place in Baraboo, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 5, 1927, in Cazenovia, Wisconsin, the daughter of Edward and Gertrude (Bauer) Walsh. On November 27, 1947, Bernice was united in marriage to Harold F. Shields in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Germantown. This marriage was blessed with three children. Bernice and Harold farmed in the rural Cazenovia area for many years. Harold preceded her in death on September 12, 2003.
Bernice was an avid quilter and enjoyed gathering with her sewing group along with the Red Hat Ladies. She enjoyed listening to country music. She will be deeply missed by her three children, Steve (Mary) Shields of Cazenovia, Kathy Shields of Bloomington, MN, and Susan Barton and special friend, Joe Ferguson of Portage; grandchildren, Lacy Jo Barton (Alexey Soshnev) and their children, Anna and Daniel; and Timothy (Leia) Barton; sister-in-law, Patricia Mueller of Lake Delton; along with nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Evelyn (Bernard) Cruice, and Shirley (Raymond) Beranek.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Bernice M. Shields will be conducted at 11:30 AM on Friday, December 13, 2019, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Germantown. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at the church. Special thanks to SSM Health at Home Hospice and the staff of Oak Park Place, Baraboo, for the wonderful care given to Bernice.
The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family
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