John R. Short, Jr.

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

He was born June 12, 1973, in L’Anse, 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 Mar. 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 maternal grandparents; his aunts, Sue Short and Sue Aho; his uncle, Robert Aho and his cousin, Garry Lee Short.

Surviving are his children: Samantha Short of Hancock, Austin Short of Painesdale and Kayla Short of Painesdale; his parents, John and Debbie Short of Winona; hs brothers, Scott Short of Ontonagon and Eric Short of Winona; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends. He will be greatly missed by all.

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

Friends may call on Thursday from 2 p.m. until time of services in the First Lutheran Church in Winona.

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