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Paper: State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL)
Deceased: John A. Shiels
Date: June 5, 2002

PANA - John Alan Shiels, DVM, 73, of Pana, formerly of Lakewood, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at his home from colon cancer.

He was born July 28, 1928, in Cowden, the son of Constance and Nadine Frye Shiels. He married Elizabeth K. Kelly in 1959 in Englewood, N.J.; she died in 1995. A son, Kevin P. Shiels, also preceded him in death.

Dr. Shiels earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary in 1959. He was a veterinarian in Pana and surrounding areas. He was honored in 2001 by the Illinois Veterinary Medical Association as one of the longest active veterinarians in Illinois.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1957-77 and retired as a lieutenant colonel. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Pana, AVMA, University of Illinois Alumni, Elks, Knights of Columbus, Retired Officers Association, Moose Lodge and Rotary Club.

Survivors; two sons, John K. (wife, Sherrie) Shiels of Arcola and James M. (wife, Yanetta) Shiels of Pana; two daughters, Teresa A. (husband, Bradley) Scroggins of Pana and Tamara E. (husband, Anthony) Meyer of Shelbyville; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Connie Vanderbur of Corona, Calif., and Catherine Lake of Redland, Calif.; and several nephews.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick's Church in Pana. Burial: Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

Section: LOCAL
Page: 40

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