WINAMAC – Warren D. Short, 90, Winamac, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.
He was born April 8, 1923, in Winchester, to J. Milton and Bessie Hiatt Short.
Warren married Elsie Brown Aug. 24, 1951, in Arba Friends Church near Lynn.
Warren farmed with his father during his high school years. He attended Earlham College and graduated from Purdue University in 1951.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He served in the Phillipines and Japan as part of the Japanese Occupation Force.
After graduation from Purdue, Warren began a career of service to others beginning as a Purdue Extension agent in Johnson, Blackford and Grant counties. He and Elsie served as agriculture missionaries in Kenya, East Africa, for eight years. While there he established the Lugari Farmer Training Center. Upon their return to the U.S. he became the manager of the Pulaski County Farm Bureau Co-op. After retiring he worked for two years for FHA doing financial couseling with farmers.
He was a lifetime member of the Arba Friends Church.
Warren was a member of the Winamac Church of the Nazerene. He was building chairman during the construction of the new church sanctury.
Warren is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winamac. He served as Trustee and Mission Chairman.
He served on the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Board for three years.
Warren enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. After retirement he and Elsie traveled in their motor home throughout the West and Southwest United States. Warren enjoyed any kind of construction projects. He was proud to have overseen the construction of the Medaryville Grain Elevator.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Brown Short, Winamac; son, Leonard M. (Carol) Short, Winamac; daughter, Evelyn R. (Bernard) Regier, Newton, Kan.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granchild; sister, Naoma Girton, Richmond; brothers, Roy (Patty) Short, Lynn, and Howard (Mary) Short, Racine, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his father, J. Milton Short; mother, Bessie Hiatt Short; brother, Palmer Short; brother-in-law, Larry Girton; and grandson-in-law, Jeff Shidler.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday in Arba Friends Church, Lynn, with Pastor Brooks Martin officiating. Burial will take place in the Arba Friends Church Cemetery located at Lynn.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Frain Mortuary and one hour prior to services at the church Monday.
Memorial contributions may be given to Pulaski County 4-H.