Hilda L. Shields

Hilda L. Shields, 88, Altoona, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Adolph Sr. and Blanche (Beck) Koehle. She married Frank J. Shields Sr. on Nov. 22, 1951, in Altoona.

Surviving are her husband; four children: Frank Jr. (Naomi), Dennis (Mary Ann), Diana Shrift (Edward) and Charles (Deborah); nine grandchildren: Eric, Alicia, Brent (Melissa), Colleen (Ryan Miller), Erin, Anna and Ronald Shrift, Emily and Mark; four great-grandchildren: Brayden, Trevyn, Colsyn and Makenna; a brother, Charles Koehle; and a nephew, John Lloyd, who was also raised in the home. All are of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Harold; three brothers: Herman, Adolph Jr. and John Koehle; and five sisters: Caroline, Anna Lloyd, Mary Maidl, Helen Adams and Alma.

Hilda was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed baking, cooking and taking care of her children and grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church by Father Ronald Osinski. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 416 Sixth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602, in memory of Hilda.