William C. "Bill" Short, 77, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at his home in Maquoketa, surrounded by his family.
A Natural Journey Farewell with Cremation has taken place. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
William Charles Short was born on June 19, 1940 in Jackson County, Iowa, to Frank Delbert and Ruby Ellen (Price) Short. He was a 1959 graduate of Monmouth High School then took an electrical correspondence course through DeVry Technical Institute. He married Lois Lorraine Feuss on September 19, 1959 in Maquoketa, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Glenn, Steve and Tonya.
"Bill" and Lois had lived in Moline, Illinois for a few years and he first worked at John Deere, then Ametek in East Moline, and later for Nickols Wired Aluminum in Davenport. They then returned to Jackson County and lived in Monmouth where he owned and operated Short Electric from 1971 to 1988. Lastly, he worked for HOOF Products, S & H Fabricating, Bundy, and then at the Maquoketa Care Center until retirement. They had lived in Maquoketa for the past eight years.
"Bill" enjoyed square dancing, horseback riding, mechanical tinkering, reading western novels, and helping friends.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Lois Short of Maquoketa, IA; children Glenn (Jean) Short of Maquoketa, IA, Steve (Maggie) Short of Montezuma, IA, and Tonya (Brian) Current of Maquoketa, IA; 6 grandchildren, Nick Short, McKenzie Short, Amanda (Phil) Shinstock, Becky (Matt) Koch, Kristin Current, and Kaytlin Current; a great-grandchild, Emery Kay Shinstock; sisters, Darlene Wulf of Bremerton, WA, Mary (Don) Mitchell of Moline, IL, Pat (Bill) Pederson of St. Charles, MO, and Susan Bodenhofer of Monticello, IA; brothers, Wayne Short of IL, and Mark Short of NV; and a sister-in-law, Marian Short of Maquoketa, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Roger and F. David Short, a sister Alice Brown, and a grandchild Kayla Lorraine Current.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
I worked as a nurse at Maquoketa Care while Bill worked as maintainance..He was a nice guy and sweet. I also grew up knowing his brother Roger who ran a mechanics shop in Iron Hill. Another Prince of a guy; Prayers for your family and may God hold you in his hands and bring you peace.
Short Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Bill at Maquoketa Care Center several years ago. He was kind and funny and had immense patience! I always really admired that about him! Please accept my deepest condolences. Michelle Maze Hughes
Our sympathy to Bill's family!
Ron and Shirley Miller
My deepest sympathies and thoughts are with your family.
Tamara Rickels Miller
Kristin and our Cassie
Love Dads smile here. ❤️😇
Kristin and our Cassie ❤️
This smile is awesome 😇
Lois, Tonya and family. Steve and I were sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a wonderful person and continues to be so in Heaven. You have two very special guardian angels watching over you giving you strength and courage to get you through this difficult time. Prayers to all of you. Steve and Tammy
Lois, Tonya and family. Steve and I send our sympathy and love during this difficult time. Bill was a wonderful person and continues to be on heaven. You have two guardian angels watching over you now, giving you the strength and courage you need. Prayers to you all. Steve and Tammy Bassler
Glen & Steve and family, I am so very sorry to hear about father's passing. He will always be by your side and remember all of the memories you have. Colleen
Our Sympathy goes out to Lois, Steve, Glen, Tonya with the loss of Bill. He was a great friend. We remember him most with Square Dancing & card games. I'm sure he will be missed greatly. We will keep him in our thoughts & prayers. Vernon & Rose Marie Ambrosy
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family!
We wee so sorry to hear about Bill. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for his family.
Logan and Karla Marr
First Granddaughter ,,, look at that hair ? 1986
We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Keep your memories close.
Our deepest sympathy,
Brock and Michelle Hansen
Short families. I am so very sorry for the passing of your dad. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that he will be greatly missed.
So sorry for your loss. Hugs..
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