Obit: Short, Dale W. (1922 - 2007)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Short, Latton, Wyss, Czech, Magnuson, Westphal, Schoenfeld, Jordan, Nagamuuin, Burgess, Zajak, Tessman, Larsen, Demspey, Swenor, Schuler, Gaier
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Monday, December 24, 2007
Short, Dale W. (1 July 1922 - 23 Dec. 2007)
Dale W. Short, 85, of Granton, died Dec. 23, 2007, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Interment will be in Town of Grant Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning before the service.
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----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Dale W. Short
GRANTON -- Dale W. Short, age 85, of Granton, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at his home in Granton.
Funeral services for Dale will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in town of Grant Cemetery, with military rites accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council.
Honorary casket bearers will be Howard Latton, Chester Wyss, Robert Czech, Herbert Magnuson, Marvin Westphal and Milton Schoenfeld.
Serving as casket bearers for Dale will be Gerold Jordan, Finis Nagamuuin, Steve Burgess, Dennis Zajak, Harold Tessman and Dennis Larsen. Dale Short was born on July 1, 1922, the son of Eugene and Leah Short. He was born on his parents' farm home on Pleasant Ridge. He attended Kurth Grade School and Neillsville High School. Dale enlisted in the Army Air Corps in October 1942. He trained in San Angelo, Texas, then went to the South Pacific. Dale served in New Guinea, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and on to Japan. He became a Sergeant on Aug. 9, 1943, and returned to Neillsville in January 1946. The same year he was united in marriage to the former Marjorie Dempsey in Barron.
In 1937, he and his dad decided to go into the business of raising mink. This resulted in 70 years of producing furs for the market. During those years he was a member of various mink ranching associations, serving as officers in all of them.
Dale enjoyed flying his airplane to many places in the United States and Canada. He was a 45-year member of the International Flying Farmers, serving as president for four years. He was an avid hunter and combined flying and hunting trips to Colorado, Wyoming, British Columbia, the Yukon and other places.
He was also busy in the community. He served nine years on the Clark Electric Cooperative board. He was proud of his many years on the First National Bank board and also M&I Bank in Neillsville. He was a long time member of county, state and national Republican parties, the Neillsville American Legion Post 73, Experimental Aircraft Association, the National Rifle Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and Central Wisconsin Campers Group.
He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a loyal and proud citizen of the United States. He will be missed by his family and many friends.
Dale is survived by his wife, Marjorie Short of Granton, as well as a son, Wayne (Bonnie) Short of Granton, and a daughter, Lorraine Short of Bayside, Texas; a granddaughter, Stephanie (Lawrence III) Swenor; and a great-granddaughter, Sydney Swenor.
He is further survived by former AFS daughter, Yvonne (Hans) Schuler of Sao Paulo, Brazil; and one brother, Floyd (Joan) Short of Neillsville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jeanette Gaier; and a brother, Glen Short.
Memorials may be directed to the Ministry Home Care Hospice or the HighGround.
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