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“I have many fun memories with John. Growing up in a small community, everyone is family. I am sorry I could not make the trip for the service, but be...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Cliff Huhta Jr. - Ortonville, MI

“We were so sorry to hear of Johns passing. He was such a nice guy. I just seen him during the holidays and was glad that I got to chat with him and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Angie Kolehmainen - Toivola, MI

“We would like to express our deepest sympathy over the loss of John. I myself considered John one of my friends and we enjoyed fishing and hunting...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Stan Felix & Family - Brighton, MI

“I was so shocked and saddened to hear of John's passing. He was a classmate of mine at JHS, and I remember he always had a smile on his face. Our...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Amanda Johnson - atlantic mine, MI

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you Jack, Debbie, Scott, Eric, and family.Jim & Tammy LaBeske ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Labeske - Hancock

“Jack, Debbie, Scott and Eric I'm so sorry I couldn't make it to the funeral but I have the flu and didn't want to spread it to everyone.I don't know...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Laurie Leppanen Hiltunen - MI

“Dear Jack, Deb, Scott & Eric we are so sorry for your loss. We will always cherish Johns stories, smile & laughter. Thoughts and prayers to you all...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Christie Kratt - Friend

“Although I loved swapping stories about hunting and fishing with John what I will miss most is his winning smile. It was always either on his face or...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Dave Morehouse - Baraga, MI

“Deb, Jack and family,We are so sorry for your loss. John was a good guy and we will miss him. When we think of John, we will always remember his...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Dan & Liz Bowling - Ishpeming, MI

“John was such a great person..I have so many childhood memories of our family get togethers. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten, his...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jeanie Saari - Mass City, MI

“My deepest sympathies to the family. I have many memories of John...will never forget the first night I met him. Twin Lakes won't be the same without...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jackie (Lahti) Tousignant - WI

“Dear Deb and Jack, Words cannot express the sympathy we have in the tragic loss of your son. Please know we are thinking of you and share in your...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Ken/Colleen Saari


John R. Short Jr., 39, a resident of Winona passed away unexpectedly Sunday January 6, 2013.

He was born on June 12, 1973, in L'Anse, MI, a son of John R. and Deborah (Aho) Short Sr.. John resided in Winona for most of his life, attending the Winona and Jeffers Schools before obtaining his G.E.D.

Mr. Short had worked for Penegor's Saw Mill and in the woods as a woods worker for various loggers, most recently with S&R Wood Products.

John was united in marriage to Jessica Pindral on March 21, 1997. In 2003, they parted ways.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church of Winona. John loved to spend time outdoors hunting and fishing.

Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandparents, his aunts; Sue Short, Sue Aho, his uncle; Robert Aho, and his cousin; Garry Lee Short.

Surviving are:

His children: Samantha Short of Hancock

Austin Short of Painesdale

Kayla Short of Painesdale

His parents: John and Debbie Short of Winona

His brothers: Scott Short of Ontonagon

Eric Short of Winona

Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends and will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services for John will be held Thursday January 10, 2013, at the First Lutheran Church of Winona with Rev. Kristine Rice to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery of Winona.

Friends may call on Thursday January 10, 2012, from 2 pm until time of services at the First Lutheran Church of Winona.

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The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock has been assisting the family with the arrangements.

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