Obit: Short, Kenneth D. (1925 - 2003)

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----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 05/14/2003

Short, Kenneth D. (13 DEC 1925 - 6 MAY 2003)

Kenneth D. Short, 77, Neillsville, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at the Memorial Medical Center, Neillsville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Friday, May 9, at the United Church of Christ, Neillsville. The Rev. James Mohr officiated. Music was provided by Eileen Zank, organist, and Ertz Steiger, soloist. Burial was in the Neillsville City Cemetery, with military rites accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council. Pallbearers were Jeff Heinemann, Craig Short, Eben Short, Jeff Short, Kevin Short and Shawn Wilcox. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Poler, Frank Rizner, George Rizner and Pink Van Gordon.

Kenneth Duane Short was born on Dec. 13, 1925, in Neillsville, to Frank and Dessa (nee Payne) Short. He attended school in Neillsville and served in the U.S. Air Force. After returning from the service in 1946, he worked for Weidenhoff of Neillsville. He married Frances Steinle on Jan. 18, 1947, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Neillsville. After their marriage they bought a farm in the town of Pine Valley, where they farmed with her parents. In 1949, they sold their farm and moved to town. He then worked for Herb Smith at Badger State Telecom Co., which later became TDS Telecom. He worked there as an employee and manager for 40 years. He retired in 1989. His interests included fishing, hunting, camping and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Frances; two sons, Kenneth F. Short, Oregon, and Keith (Jean) Short of Wautoma; one daughter, Kim (Terry) Stetzer, Neillsville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Matousek, McKinney, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.



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