Madison
50° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Maurice “Jack” Short Jr.

Published On: Jun 25 2013 04:23:27 PM CDT

Flag Veteran/Belleville, WI - Maurice “Jack” Short Jr., age 86, long-time resident of Belleville passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at home with his family and caregivers surrounding him.

He was born on December 11, 1926, in rural Oregon, Wisconsin, to Maurice and Gladys (Rowlands) Short. Jack graduated from Belleville High School in 1944, and was drafted into the Army serving in WWII (Philippines) initially in the infantry before being promoted to the adjutant general corps. He was again called to active duty again in 1949 to serve during the Korean Conflict and was stationed at Fort McCoy. On November 6, 1948 he was united in marriage to Phyllis (Denton) Short.

Jack worked at Pet Milk until he was asked operate a dairy delivery business delivering the Pet Milk, Fairmont, and Sealtest brands to homes, businesses, and schools. Jack and Phyllis operated the delivery business for 20 years. While also operating the dairy delivery business, Jack attended MATC to become an electrician which led to the founding of Short Electric which they operated for 56 years.

Jack was very active in the community as a member of the Belleville Volunteer Fire Dept for 56 and a half years, member of over 60 years and Past Commander of the Duppler-Smith American Legion Post 460, Past President of the Belleville Community Club, Belleville Kiwanis Club, member and board member at Grace United Methodist Church, and a trustee on the Belleville Village Board.

Jack was a school bus driver for the Belleville School district for 34 years, being able to enjoy driving two generations of families to school daily. Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports (especially Packer and Badger football), and travelling with their camper. Jack was able to travel to Washington DC last year on the Badger Honor Flight.

Jack is survived by his wife of 65 years Phyllis (Denton) Short, son Gene (Julie Bigler), daughter Janie (Duane) Froehlich, grandchildren Brian (Katharine) Froehlich and Heather (Sean) Brittain, sister-in-law Edna Short, brothers-in-law Harry Welch and Kenneth Nelson, Troy Brice, and many nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Robert, Harley and Richard; sisters Cressie Welch and Doris Nelson, and sister-in-law Mary Short.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI with the Rev. Edwin Vargas and Rev. Kenneth Klink officiating with burial in Sunset Memory Gardens, Madison, WI.

Relatives and friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home in Belleville.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Jack’s dedicated home care givers and the Monroe Hospice staff.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at www.bealfuneralhomes.com

Advertisement
  • Craig Spencer

    America's Ebola patients

    An American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in Guinea was been diagnosed with the disease after returning to New York. Learn more about him and America's other Ebola victims.

  • Hot peppers

    Karimala/iStock

    Notable food recalls

    A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

  • Twitter

    Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

    Famous first tweets

    The Queen is on Twitter! Check out what she had to say and other famous first tweets.

  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement