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ShortThomas A. Short

September 16, 1943 – August 30, 2015


Thomas A. Short, 71, of Temperance, peacefully passed away at 10:13 a.m. Sunday, August 30, 2015 at his home.


Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Rev. Nate Elarton, pastor of Compelled Church, Temperance, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.


Born September 16, 1943 in Erie, Michigan. He was the only son of Tom and Edna (Estes) Short. He married Linda Turner on December 30, 1967.


He was a 1962 graduate of Monroe High School. He worked for Ford Motor Company, Woodhaven Plant, Trenton before taking an early medical retirement.


Surviving are his wife, Linda; two sons, Thomas A. (Mandy) Short of Petersburg and Timothy Short of Temperance; three grandchildren that he adored, Bryce, Noelle and Sawyer Short of Petersburg; sisters, Betty Williams of Fort Myers, Florida, Eunice (Wilbur) Fannin and Dolly Newport both of Plymouth. He also had many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews who he dearly loved.


He is preceded in death by his mother and father; eight sisters, Ellen Lambert, Lucille Sakall, Ethel Forter, Georgia Whitman, Martha Anderson, Mary Newport, Phyllis Thomas and Linda Notario.


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18 Responses to Thomas A. Short

  • Heather (Price) Schafer says:

    Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Love, Heather

  • Sarah Whitaker says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs and Love to you all!

  • Renee Pawlicki says:

    Sending our condolences and prayers to your family at this difficult time. Mr. Short was a wonderful neighbor and a very nice man. Our neighborhood won’t be the same without him. God Bless your family.

  • Audrey Lay says:

    My thought and prayers are with you all. Tom was a kind loving gentle man. I’m so sorry for your loss. God Bless.

  • Sara (Bryant) Breeding says:

    Thoughts and prayers for Tim and his family during this difficult time. May God wrap you in peace and comfort.

  • charlotte (chuckee) (barber)lindsay says:

    i miss the friendships our families had and the fun, i will always remember you use to say how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood and i would say as much as a woodchuck could chuck wood a woodchuck could chuck wood. always smile thinking of it

  • Jay and Beth Hoffman says:

    Dear Tom, Mandy, Bryce, Noey, and Saywer, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad and Grandpa! Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember when my girls and I met all of you near Petosky and stayed a couple of days. I remember thinking what a sweet person he was. Please extend my sympathy to your mom, also, I will keep her in my prayers.

  • Tammy (Owens) Ervin says:

    Linda & Family-You have my deepest sympathy! May God give you comfort and peace during this time. Love & prayers!

  • Kathy Sullivan says:

    Dear Tom and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a wonderful person and loved his family so very much. He was so proud of his grandkids! May you find comfort in God’s love and the words of others during this difficult time. Love to all.



  • Jennifer Black says:

    So sorry to hear Linda. You are in my prayers! Hugs!

  • Sharon Standifer says:

    Dear Short family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Linda, Tom was a very kind and gentle man with so much love for his family. He will always be remembered for his kindness. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family knowing God will wrap his arms around each of you and give you strength during this difficult time.
    God’s blessings.

  • Sandy Pierce says:

    Linda and family,

    I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God fill your hearts with His love and comfort today and in the days to come.

  • Tim, Amanda, and Calvin Whitaker says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always remember Toms kind smile and laugh. I can’t recall ever not seeing him positive and full of love and kindness towards me as a kid.

  • Betty Williams says:

    Tommy you were always such a great brother and would will be dearly missed.

  • Susan Kudelka says:

    Dear Tom & Mandy,
    I am sorry for the loss of your father.
    My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Sue Kudelka

  • Kay and Oscar Massingill says:

    Condolences to the Short family. May the Lord wrap you in peace and comfort as you go through the days ahead. From your cousins in Tennessee

  • Missy Maenle says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Tim and his family. Huggs my friend. I’m sorry I found out too late to be there in person.

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