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Kenneth Shields
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Kenneth Ronald Shields, 43, of Modesto died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital, San Andreas.

Mr. Shields was a native of Chico and lived in Modesto 40 years. He was a truck driver for Nestle Waters North America for 25 years. He was a member of E. Clampus Vitus #58, Stanislaus Chapter. He was a Community Hospice volunteer in Modesto.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Katherine VanDiepen of Modesto; children, Joshua Smith of Charlotte, N.C., Megan Smith of Angels Camp and Kelly Hanson of Riverbank; mother, Elaine Shields of Modesto; brothers, Gene Shields of Alaska, Kevin Shields of Turlock, Mark Shields of Delhi and John Shields of Modesto; sister, Suzanne Breault of Modesto; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Aug. 22 at Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Arnold. Private inurnment. Angels Memorial Chapel, Angels Camp, in charge of arrangements.

Remembrances may be made to Legion of Mary c/o St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto, CA 95355.

The Riverbank (Calif.) News

Aug. 25, 2004