Joseph Klein Schield

Schield, Joseph Klein

Joseph Klein Schield, single, died December 15, 2012. He was born March 28, 1934 to the late Walter and Dolores (Stoff) Schield. He died of renal failure after a brief battle with mandibular cancer.

Klein had a great sense of humor and was an artist, pianist, composer, and scorer for Rod Serling, among others. He lived most of his life in Hollywood, working as a typesetter, graphic designer, and production assistant, but his greatest passion was theatre, where he performed in over 30 productions.

While the public was fearful, Klein assisted and comforted many terminal Aids patients.

Survivors are Katheen (Tom) Gess of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dora Schield of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary (Richard) Hintze of Schofield, and Ruth (Paul) Schield of Santa Ana, California. He was beloved by many nieces and nephews.

Family members are grateful to the dedicated staff at St. Clare's, Marshfield Clinic, Colonial Manor, and Ministry Hospice for their loving care. Klein requested no service. Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family.


Published in the Wausau Daily Herald from Dec. 27 to Dec. 30, 2012