He was born October 25, 1936 in Phillips County, Kansas the son of Orval and Fern (Keeten) Shields.
Dick was united in marriage to E. Arlene Miller on July 27, 1956 at Kensington, KS. She preceded him in death on March 18, 2010.
Survivors include an adopted son, J.W. Vandiever and wife, Gayle of Blanchard, OK; his sister, Roberta McCall of McPherson, KS; 2 step-grandchildren; and 6 step great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2019 in the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg, with Pastor Ted Stapleton officiating. Burial will follow in the Marvin Cemetery, Glade, KS.
Dick will lie in state from Noon until 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 23 & 24, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson Cancer Research Center, Kansas State University c/o Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 2nd Street, Phillipsburg, KS 67661.