Marvin D. Short, 83, of Middlebury, died at 4:11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Greencroft Gables Health Care, Goshen, Ind., where he had been for three weeks.
He was born on Nov. 24, 1927, in Wauseon, to Daniel and Malinda (Stuckey) Short. On July 7, 1949 in Pettisville, he married Lois L. Miller. Lois died May 23, 2004.
Surviving are six daughters, Sheryl (Peter) Dyck of Thomasboro, Ill., Renee (Gary) Black of Sturgis, Mich., Dee- Ann (Darrel) Schmucker of Sacramento, Calif., Lisa (Jim) Jefferies of Bellingham, Wash., Melody (Eric) Short-Miller of Bellingham, Wash., Sonia (Bruce) Coffy of Cuyahoga Falls; son, Mark (Beverly) Short of Middlebury; 18 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three sisters, twin sister Marj (Lawrence) Miller of Archbold, Corine (Phil) Samuelson of Redman, Mich., Joyce (Larry) Gerber of Orrville; brother, Denzel (Merna) Short of Livonia, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his wife; both parents; a sister, Catherine Weaver; and a brother, Doyle Short.
He was a former member of Lockport Mennonite Church in Stryker, and most recently a member of Middlebury Church of the Brethren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Friday, Jan. 14, at Middlebury Church of the Brethren. Services will be conducted by Pastors Dan Petry and Rich Troyer.
There will also be visitation from 12 noon until the 2 p.m. funeral service on Saturday, Jan. 15, at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker. Services will be conducted by Rev. Charles Gautsche.
Burial will be in Lockport Cemetery, Stryker.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Heifer Project.
Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneral home.com.
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