William "Bill" R. Shiels, age 87, of Tecumseh, passed away October 3, 2020. He was born July 16, 1933 in Tecumseh, MI, the son of J. Harvey and Alvina (Lorenz) Shiels. On October 12, 1956, he married Carole Loveland in Ridgeway, MI. She survives. Bill was veteran of the United States of Army, serving from 1953 to 1955. He was a member of the Church of God, Adrian. Bill was retired from Simplex Industries, Adrian with 29 years of service. In addition to wife his wife, Carole, Bill is survived by his children, Mary K. Bradish and John (Debbie) Shiels; grandchildren, Brian, Bambie, Danne and Kim; 9 great grandchildren and 4 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and sister, Mary Harriott. Funeral services will be 1:00 P. M Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Pastor Franklin Gunn officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh with military honors provided by the Tecumseh American Legion and Tecumseh VFW. Visitation will be 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P. M. Wednesday, preceding the service.
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