Ridge Funeral Home


Cpl. Gerald E. Shields U.S.M.C

April 12, 1945June 24, 2019

Loving father of Ryan (Debbie) Shields; proud grandfather of Aisley Shields, Donovan Shields, and Anna Boise; cherished brother of Jack (the late Barbara) Shields; fond uncle, cousin, and friend of many. Preceded in in death by his parents, the late George and Ann Shields, and his brother, the late Robert (Lois) Shields. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 28th, from 9:00am to 10:00am at Ridge Funeral Home, 6620 West Archer Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60638, followed by a funeral mass at St. Symphorosa Catholic Church at 10:30am. Interment private. For more information, please call (773) 586-7900.


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 28, 2019

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, June 28, 2019


Cpl. Gerald E. Shields U.S.M.C

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Dave Shields

June 28, 2019

I have many fond memories of Uncle Jerry. From the times we stayed at Grandma's and he was the cool teenager with the letterman jacket, to the Thanksgiving in Crestwood where he had to go outside to get to the kitchen because they had the whole family. Always enjoyed a good laugh with him and I'll miss him.

Frances Gleeson

June 27, 2019

Bill and I had many good memories with Jerry. We go back many years. I first met Jerry when I was 15 he came to pick up my sister for a date and I had a red slip on! We ran that joke forever. He had a great sense of humor and I always loved him. Rest In Peace Jerry🙏❤️

Jo Doran

June 26, 2019

I’ll always remember my brother in law having a great sense of humor. Rest In Peace my friend... the McGarveys always loved you💕

Robert Shields, Jr

June 25, 2019

Seeing Uncle Jerry in his Marine dress uniform when I was nine years old contributed to my entering the Marine Corps. I will miss him greatly, we laughed often together and over the phone.