Photo: Bernard/Shields/Joliet/1941-2018

Bernard “Bernie” E. Shields, 77, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Born November 3, 1941 in Minooka, he was the son of the late James and Margaret (Ward) Shields.

Bernie worked as a service manager in the automotive industry for many years and retired from Sunny Hill Nursing Home. He attained 10,000 hours of volunteer service with the Morris Hospital transportation department.

Survived by his wife, Janet; children: Cameron (Jodi) and Dan (Debbie); grandchildren: Megan, Bobby, Ryan, Collin, Katie, Aubin, Cassie, and McKenzie; great-grandchildren: Hayden, Adrian, and Alianna; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert; and brothers: Robert, George, Jim, and Gordy.

A Visitation will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home. Enhanced video tributes will be played during the visitation. A Celebration of Bernie’s Life will immediately follow the visitation with Pastor Bill Shields officiating.  Aqua Cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.

Preferred memorials may be made in Bernie’s name to Morris Hospital Transportation or to We Care of Grundy County Food Pantry.

Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL.  For further information visit the website at or contact the funeral home at 815-942-0084. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting the website.