Milton LeRoy Fields, 82, away at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on August 21, 2019.

He was born on April 3, 1937, to Ivan and Opal (Atwood) Field on a family farm north of Spalding, Neb. In 1957, they moved to Red Bluff, Calif.

Upon completing high school, he returned to Spalding to eventually marry his sweetheart, Shirley Crosby, on April 19, 1958. In 1970, the couple moved to Logan, Iowa, where they raised their three children: Regina, Randy and Roger.

Milton retired from Metropolitan Utilities District, in Omaha, Neb. in 1999, after working there for 38 years. 

Milton and Shirley enjoyed their cabin at Blue Lake in Onawa, Iowa, for five years. They enjoyed camping, vacationing, and traveling to visit relatives. Milton truly enjoyed pheasant hunting and driving the country roads with his brother, Ken.

Milton was an avid video game player, especially Free Cell and Candy Crush. He and Shirley loved square dancing and playing cards.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, of over 61 years, Shirley Fields on May 22, 2019; and his siblings, Melvin and Phyllis Field.

He is survived by three children, Regina and her husband Mike Oliver of Magnolia, Iowa; Randy Fields of Bellevue, Neb. and Roger Fields of Logan, Iowa; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Thorne of California; brother, Kenneth Field and his wife Karen of Redding, Calif.; and many other relatives and friends.

A visitation with family greeting friends was held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine, Iowa.

A private family graveside service was held at the Magnolia Cemetery with Pastor Patti Ford as the clergy.

The recorded musical selection was “Go Rest High On That Mountain” by Vince Gill. Honorary pallbearers were Linda Oliver, Nicole Eilers, Ashley Fields, Broghan Fields and Camarren Fields. Pallbearers were Justin Eilers, Alexandrea Fields, Barret Fields, Randy Fields, Roger Fields, Mike Oliver and Nick Oliver.

Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of arrangements.