Mr. Sean Adam Shields, Age 24 of Newaygo died Saturday, August 2, 2008 in Park Ridge, Illinois following a battle with cancer. He was born Sean Adam Shields in Saginaw, Michigan the son of Kelly Sue Westover and Marty James Shields on October 9, 1983.  He married Nicole Wynne duChemin on July 17, 2004 in White Cloud. He was a cable installer for FutureTek LLC.  He is survived by his wife Nicole Shields of Newaygo, his daughters Addie & Ella Jo Shields.  His father Marty Shields of Newaygo, his mother Kelly & Will Murphy of Grant, his sisters Valerie & Mikaela Shields of Vicksburg and Heather & Kasey Murphy of Grant, his great grandmother Julie Beeckman of Harrison, grandmother Carol Westover of Beaverton, grandparents Jim & Rose Shields of Prescott, John & Kathie Murphy of DeWitt, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM from the First Baptist Church, 51 W Oak St in Fremont on Thursday, August 7, 2008 with Mr. Daren Penwell officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fremont. Visitation will be held 2-4 & 7-9 PM Wednesday at the McKinley Funeral Home, Newaygo.  For memorials please consider the Shields Family Melanoma Fund. Please sign his online guestbook at www.mckinleyfuneral.com.

- McKinley Funeral Home, Newaygo 231-652-5613 http:\\mckinleyfuneral.com

 

 

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Stacie M. Kain
Sunday August 03, 2008
21:03:53

Nicole, Marty, Kelly...you have a tough road ahead of you...know that I am here...and that I loved Sean just as much as you did!!!

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Aunt Doreena
Monday August 04, 2008
09:46:45

Dear Ones, Please know you have and continue to be in my prayers. Nicole you and Sean shared a beautiful love that have left footprints in your heart and God will continue to carried you. lOVE,Aunt Doreena.

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Jill Bode
Monday August 04, 2008
13:53:13

Nikki and kids, I am so sorry for your lose. I am glad I got to meet all of you through my sisters Katie and Krista and you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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Randy Barnhard
Monday August 04, 2008
15:09:48

Marty: try to stay sane. Sean is safe in heaven now and will not feel any more pain.

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Aunt Chris
Monday August 04, 2008
16:45:08

For each hour of your loneliness, I wish you a day of comfort. For each moment of grief, a year of peace. And, for every tear, a thousand reasons to smile. My sincere condolences to all of you!

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Valerie
Monday August 04, 2008
20:11:04

Sean was the BEST brother any of us girls could have asked for. I always wanted to be just like him because everything he did was just...cool. =] Even though I'm Sean's sister, I didn't get to spend as much time with him as I would have liked. But believe me, we didn't get much time together, but we still made time for all of the brotherly/sisterly stuff...like fighting about stuff that doesn't matter (who gets the front seat) and embarrassing each other (in front of our friends of course). We even made time for those possibly retarded "I smacked you last" battles. Sean of course, had a lot of experience with sisters, so he was well versed in the art of torture. He locked me a broom closet once when my mom, Stacie, and our dad went to get pizza. I wasn't very happy about that at the time, but it used to make him laugh when I'd re-tell the story. I think one of Sean's best qualities was his sense of humor. On the Saturday before he went to Chicago for the last time, our dad, Marty, Sean, and I were all sitting on his deck getting TORN UP my mosquitoes. And Sean goes "They don't know what they're getting into biting me. They'll bite me a mosquito and walk away a horse fly." We got a good laugh out of that. Sean was just one of those people who didn't let a situation or an illness stop him from having a good time. He even helped make dinner that night and was playing with Ella. Losing Sean hasn't been easy for anyone, and I want the rest of the family, mostly Kelly and Dad, to know that my prayers are with them. If you guys need anything, I'm here, always. Sean was a son to be proud of, the kind of dad every kid dreams of...just great, a loving husband, and hands down the most awesome brother in the world. I hope one day I can become the kind of amazing, memorable person he was. love always, Valerie

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Mary Ellen
Monday August 04, 2008
21:14:49

The mere words of condolence may seem to wane in the scope of losing someone you love, but for such heavy times that has seemed to settle on you and your family, I am at a loss for words.Am so sorry. Aunt Doreena told me of the "journey"you made of it. I am so proud, and love my family so much. And don't you forget it. Sean was such a sweetie, and he will be so very missed.  Love, Aunt Mary Ellen and Uncle Phil and family

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Aunt Peg
Monday August 04, 2008
22:14:24

Nikki, I am so sorry for your loss; and so proud of you for the strength you have had during this long road. Remember the memories that God left with you. And when the day comes that you need to take that long sigh, look up to the sky...because you'll know that every cloud you see is the smoke from some machine that Sean is in control of in Heaven. I love you and you can call me when you need me !

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Judy (Nancy's Sister) From MPIP
Monday August 04, 2008
22:27:14

Nicole, I am so sorry about your loss. Sean seemed like a wonderful guy. I know that you will miss him but take comfort in the fact that he is out of pain. I just want you to know that I am here if you need me. Judy Coleman

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Jenni Halley
Tuesday August 05, 2008
00:07:06

Nicole, may you draw strength from Sean's love during this difficult time. May each glance at your daughters warm your heart, may each breeze whisper sweet nothings in your ear, may each day be bearable amid this horrible pain. I am so sorry for your loss and lift you in prayer. Many blessings from our family to yours.

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Maureen Plant-Richmond
Tuesday August 05, 2008
07:52:56

My heart goes out to all of you. Nicole, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will have strength in the wonderful memories you have of Sean, and also, the strength you both had in this long battle. You also have your wonderful girls who will be a great sense of comfort for you in the days to come. Stay close to your family and again, I am so sorry for your loss. Please stay close to us on the board. Take care.

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Sherron (MPIP)
Tuesday August 05, 2008
09:48:50

Nicole and extended family - I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless each one of you and know that He will hold you in His loving arms and give you peace as only He can. Thinking and praying for all of you. Sherron

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Karen O'Neal
Tuesday August 05, 2008
11:15:54

To Nicole and family, Our sincerest condolences to all of you. We didn't know Sean personally but knew of his illness through our daughter and son-in-law, Brittany & Jose Escalante. I'm glad we were able to help out through the fundraiser that was held in White Cloud. Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time. Sean is no longer here but he's looking over you from a much better place where there is no pain. The memories you've created will dry your tears and make you smile as you go through this healing process.

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Vicki (Shields) Sack
Tuesday August 05, 2008
11:47:27

Marty-There aren't any words to help you and your family, just be proud of the son you guys brought into this world. Tyler and Emily have always had wonderful things to say about Sean. I'll be thinking of all of you.

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cindy
Tuesday August 05, 2008
14:35:08

Hearfelt sympathy to the Shields family and may happy memories sustainy your thoughts in Sean's passing. We continue the fight for melanoma so others will not bear this grief. Prayers for the little ones and blessings to Nicole. cindy mpip

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caren touchette
Tuesday August 05, 2008
15:28:38

we are so saddened to hear about sean passing so soon in life, it's not fair. just think of him in peace and there is no more pain. he would not want you to be sad. we are praying for you nicole, ella, addie, marty, kelly, stacie, valerie and mikeala. you all are in our thoughts..... love, caren

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Paul & Toni
Tuesday August 05, 2008
15:48:23

Our thoughts are with you Marty along with the entire family. Always remember the good times with him. God Bless. Paul Florshinger Toni Lentner

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Valerie(Baggy)
Tuesday August 05, 2008
17:12:59

Marty, I can't begin to tell you how very sorry I am about Sean. My heart hurts for all of you. There really aren't any words a person can say that will make the pain and hurt go away. I didn't know Sean, but I know the world is a sadder place without him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Ann & Scott Perry
Tuesday August 05, 2008
22:04:32

May God continue to bless you and keep you. You all remain in our prayers.

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Jerry Ellis
Tuesday August 05, 2008
23:07:00

Nicole, My phone line is bad and I have not been able to get on for days. Just got the word. I am stricken. Why not me? i love you gal. Sean was a fighter and he had the best at his side in you.

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Blueyes MPIP
Tuesday August 05, 2008
23:40:45

Nicole, sweet girls & family, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and know that one day we'll find a way to beat this disease. Know that you're a wonderful wife, mother and friend!

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The Maczinski family
Wednesday August 06, 2008
07:10:32

Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Sean was a wonderful, strong person. He will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Cindi Landon
Wednesday August 06, 2008
13:21:19

Kelly and Will, My heart aches for you. I'm so sorry you are facing this loss and you are and have been in my prayers for such a long time. I will be there on Thursday with Chloe - we wouldn't miss this opportunity to show you how much we love and care about you both. Love and Blessings from Him Above, Cindi

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Julie (mum to Ceri)
Wednesday August 06, 2008
16:08:17

My thoughts are with you Nicole. I am so sorry. Julie Mum to Ceri

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Mike & Pat Leaf family
Wednesday August 06, 2008
17:58:25

Kelly and Will and family, We did not know Sean very well but I am deeply sorry for your loss, be strong. My sincere condolences to all of you!

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Amy-(Nikki's Aunt)
Wednesday August 06, 2008
18:29:26

Sean has left behind many good memorie's,"one in paticular to me"is when Sean and Nikki first began their life's together.We had our family christmas gathering,Sean walked in with these way, way ,back then tenny shoe's "the one's that went up to your ankle's" they were not the leather one's, they were all fabric."To me, they were antique's.. I knew first thing "yep" This is gonna be a very interesting couple.I'm so proud of them.Sean for being so caring and strong, never giving up, and Nikki for the strength she had.....oooxxx. Nikki,Addie.Ella and Sean's family..you will have continued prayer's as your heart heal's with all these wonderful memorie's we have been blessed with from Sean.

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MIKE&,LORI BREFKA,
Wednesday August 06, 2008
20:07:28

WILL,KELLY AND FAMILY:WE SEND OUR SINCERE,HEART FELT CONDOLENCES TO YOU;STAY STRONG, AND MAY YOUR STRONG FAITH IN CHRIST GUIDE YOU THROUGH THIS ROUGH TIME

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Deidra Cherzan
Thursday August 07, 2008
00:58:01

I am sorry for your loss.

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Craig Zimmerman
Thursday August 07, 2008
10:18:48

Marty, May God Bless You and Your Family

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Ronald and Arlene Crisler
Thursday August 07, 2008
14:53:55

Nikki, Addie, Ella Jo, We were so sorry to hear about your loss of Sean, but we know you will see him again someday. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you. God Bless and keep you in his tender loving care, Ronald and Arlene Crisler(Shannon's parents)

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Jen Mesery
Thursday August 07, 2008
14:56:33

Nikki, Ella, and Addy just wanted to send all of you a big hug. Me and Taran wish we could be there, but since we can't here is a hug for all of you and if there is anything we can do to help just ask. Wish you well.

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Sandy Mohn (MPIP)
Thursday August 07, 2008
16:51:51

Dear Nicole: Although words don't seem like nearly enough, please know that you remain in my daily thoughts and prayers. May God grant you continued strength, as you've shown all along! Deepest Condolences! Sandy

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Missy Storey (Seans cousin)
Thursday August 07, 2008
20:10:59

I'm so truly sorry for the loss you've all suffered. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all and may He keep you strong during this difficult time.

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Anna Abdullah (Shields)
Friday August 08, 2008
00:49:11

Uncle Marty, Kelly & Nichole, Even though life may take us in different directions the bond that we share keeps us together in thought and in prayer. My heart aches for you and your loss. Sean and I were close as children but as we grew older life and parents took us in different directions. I have nothing but fond memories of Sean and am grateful to have had him as part of my life. May god give the tree of you the strength you need to get through these difficult times. Our stay in this world is so short we should always make an effort to let those we love know how we feel. I love you Uncle Marty, and hope that god eases the pain of your loss. Always thinking of you... Your Niece, Anna ( & family )

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Sheila Raterink
Monday August 11, 2008
16:06:15

Nikki, So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My prayers are with you and your children. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Sheila Raterink

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Sara Wakerley
Tuesday August 12, 2008
19:48:31

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone... ((hugs))

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Tresha
Friday August 15, 2008
18:41:44

God be with you all!!!!!

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Tresha
Friday August 15, 2008
18:41:45

God be with you all!!!!!

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DEB HARSHMAN
Sunday August 31, 2008
20:02:30

MARTY AND KELLY. YOU MADE HIM THE MAN HE WAS AND WHEN OUR LORD NEEDED HIM,YOU LET HIM GO.BE PROUD!HIS SPIRIT WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE IN YOU BOTH AND HIS CHILDREN.THIS WE KNOW THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR.HE LIVES AND IS AWAITING THE COMING.WE WILL SEE HIM IN OUR TIME WHEN THE LORD CALLS US TO COME HOME.AS I TOLD TY, THE WORLD GETS SO BAD SOMETIMES GOD NEEDED A GUARDIAN ANGLE AND HE CHOSE SEAN FOR THE JOB.LOVE AND PRAYER TO YOU BOTH AND ALL US IN THE SHIELDS FAMILY AND YOU KELLY.THEY ARE ALWAYS NEEDED. LOVE YOU MARTHA JAMES YOUR SISTER DEB

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