Mark D. Short
                                 January 10, 1954 -- March 16, 2015

Mark D. Short, 61, of Bristol, died at 6:42 pm on Monday, March 16, at
Elkhart General Hospital. His death was unexpected. He was born on
January 10, 1954 in Wauseon, OH, to Marvin D. and Lois (Miller) Short.  On
October 15, 1977 in Stryker, OH he married Beverly Wasnich, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are a daughter, Alyssa (Ben) Petry of
Pittsburg, PA; two sons, Spencer (Brittany) Short of Middlebury, Logan
(fiancée Kathryn Erasmus) Short of Indianapolis; four grandchildren,
Anneke and Asher Petry, Dylan and Elsie Short; six sisters, Sheryl (Peter)
Dyck of Urbana, IL, Renee (Gary) Black of Sturgis, MI, DeeAnn (Darrel)
Schmucker of Sacramento, CA, Lisa (Jim) Jeffries and Melody (Eric)
Short-Miller both of Bellingham, WA, Sonya (Bruce) Coffy of Cuyahoga
Falls, OH; two sisters-in-law, Deneise Weyhmiller and Susan Boggs. He
was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Clint Daniel Short.
He was a member of Middlebury Church of the Brethren. He was a
naturalist and enjoyed fishing, boating and had his pilot's license. He had
been a commercial fisherman, built logging roads and started a rescue
squad in Alaska. He was an RN and clinical manager at Fresenius. He set a
goal of learning something new every year. Visitation will be from 3:00 -
7:00 pm on Friday March 20, at Middlebury Church of the Brethren. A
celebration of life service will be at 4:00 pm on Saturday March 21, also at
the church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Janet Shaver. Memorials
may be given to Middlebury Church of the Brethren, Hesston College or the
National Kidney Foundation.    

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Very fond memories of growing up in the same community. We shared
many bus rides and conversations. So very sorry for your loss.
From: Peggy Leichty Miller
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Dear Bev and family,
May you be surrounded by love and care in your deep loss.  Mark was an
incredible person.  I had just chatted with him at Walmart a couple of weeks
ago, and he was his friendly, smiling self. May God surround you with
comfort on all sides as you grieve this huge loss.  Love and prayers are
with you.
From: Kay and Jeff Miller
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I just heard about the sad and shocking news of Mark's unexpected
passing, and want to express my sympathy to Bev and the rest of Mark's
family. I knew Mark from MYF days at Lockport Mennonite Church, and also
when we attended Hesston College. He had a wonderful love for life! You all
will be in my thoughts and prayers...
From: Gwen Stamm
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Bev & family,
Our prayers are with you during this shocking, very sad time. I'm sure no
words can reach the comfort we wish u could feel right now but our
thoughts are with you.
From: Carla & Bart Wilhelm
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I'm so sorry for your sad loss. May you find comfort in those who surround
you with love and prayers.
From: Rhonda Wasnich Peters
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Mark's family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I
really enjoyed working with Mark during my tenure at Fresenius. He as a
great mentor and friend, and his absence will be felt. He leaves behind a
great legacy. May you be able to find peace and solace through the love of
family, faith and friends.
From: Daniel Grimes
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Bev & family,
Our hearts ache for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all
during this difficult time.
From: Lyle & Shari Bontrager
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Our sympathy goes out to you and your family at this time of your loss.
From: Tim and Pam Oberlin
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Bev and family,
This news brings much sadness for the loss this brings to you and to many
that he touched.  Mark's quiet strength and his faith was an inspiration to
me.  I am praying that the memories sustain you.
From: Faun Brown
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We are so sorry to hear about Mark.  You are all in our thoughts and
prayers.  May God bring you comfort in the coming weeks and months.
From: John and Sara Baker and Family
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Love n Prayers to All
From: Kathy Watwood
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To Bev and the rest of Mark's wonderful family:
Stan and I were deeply saddened by the news of Mark's death! We have
many fond memories of laughing with the two of you and our kids were
friends, too. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and will be in the
days to come. May God grant you comfort and peace.
From: Jane and Stan Oyer
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My sincerest condolences for such a wonderful family who surrounded a
wonderful man.  Mark will surely be missed at FMC.  It was with great
pleasure that I got to meet and work with him.  Mark talked often and fondly
of his family, even showing us a calendar he had recently made that
showcased his life with his family in pictures for each of the months.
May you all be blessed to celebrate Mark's life.
From: Robyn Stanley
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Bev and family. Mark so loved his faith, his family, friends and your
memorial nailed it! He appreciated and enjoyed God's creation of the great
outdoors! May you feel God's good grace surrounding you during this
most difficult time.
From: Gaye Hambrice
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We have fond memories of Mark.  May your faith comfort you as you grieve,
may your faith in Christ's promises bring you peace.
From: Bob and Jayne Coffy
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Our hearts are saddened by Mark's death. Our love goes to you, Bev, and
each of your children. Mark touched so many lives with his compassionate
and loving nature. Our prayers will be with all of you in the coming days.
From: Steve and Linda Garber
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We will never forget what Mark did for us when Brad was needing to
transfer from Seattle to Indiana and start dialysis. His care and support was
such a comfort. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
From: Byron and Candy Kaiser, and Brad Robinson
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I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Mark was my classmate in high
school and was such a wonderful guy! I pray that God will give you comfort
at this difficult time.
From: Debbie Barnum Britenriker
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So very sad to hear about your loss.  We have many fond memories of
Mark, Bev and family from our days at Middlebury Church of the Brethren.  
May you feel God's embrace in the weeks and months to come.
From: Linda and Mike Baxley
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What a shining light Mark was to us at MCOB.
A great example as a son, husband, father and
church member. He surely walked the walk.
He taught us the importance of love for mankind
and living life to it's fullest. He will not be forgotten.
From: Ellie and Brad Burton
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I was shocked to hear about Mark's passing. I grew up spending time with
the Shorts at MCOB and school. Mark seemed to lend so much creativity
and strength to those around him. May you find love and support from all
those around you now. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Peace to
From: Andrew Lund
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So very sorry to learn of Mark's passing.  His oldest sister, Sheryl, was a
good friend of mine at Stryker High School.  My thoughts and prayers are
with your entire family during this difficult time.
From: Lee & Karen Bernath Pahl
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Mark was there for me when my sister Regina Yoder died at Dialysis on
Mishawaka Road in 1996.  He has always been the friend in the crowd and
cared about the details in my life.  He was there for Bev when her mother
was dying and he showed so much compassion and love for her.  Thank
you Bev for sharing him with the community, his death is such a shock.  
We all pray that God walks with you and gives you strength as you face
these days without his smiling sunny face.
From: Mim & Norm Mast
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I am so very sorry.  Was there ever a nicer kinder man than Mark Short?  
Was there a better man that could solve problems and calmly sift through
nonsense like Mark Short?  I think not.  Mark made the place we were at a
better place, and we will all miss his leadership and friendship.
From: Dennis Mishler
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We are shocked and truly saddened to hear of Mark's death. Loved you
guys as neighbors on Middle St. in Archbold. Our prayers of comfort are
with you Bev, and your family.
From: Kent and Shiela Short
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Never was there a man more devoted to his family. Generous does not
begin to describe him. Full of laughter, always encouraging his kids,
supporting all their dreams, serving God, helping others, and always
happy. We are so blessed to have known Mark! One of a kind man who will
be missed by all who knew him.
Love, prayers, and hugs to Bev & family.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.
From: Natalie
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Mark Short
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time. I had
the pleasure of working with Mark at the Blackthorn Unit at FMC. He will be
missed!!! Was a great guy and awesome mentor to many. He spoke often
about how proud he was of his wife and children, and how he enjoyed his
grand kids.  I wish Marks family peace for knowing what a good person he
From: Rhonda Rankel
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In the words of Johnny Clegg:
"There's a highway of stars across the heavens
The whispering song of the wind in the grass
There's the rolling thunder across the savanna
A hope and dream at the edge of the sky
And your life is a story like the wind
Your life is a story like the wind.
Guk a'mzimba
Sala 'nhliziyo"
Hamba Kahle Mark Short - you will be missed.
Condolences to the Short family from your African family
Clare, Daniel, Kathryn and Emily
From: The Erasmus family
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I don't know what to say, I just found out today of Mark's passing.  I AM SO
Bev, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  It is so hard
for me to have lost my son, I just can't even imagine what you are going
through with losing your soul mate.  May God grant you all peace!!
From: Ronda and Larry Raimann, Charles City, IA
Gone Fishing