Carl E. Short
- February 9, 1940 - August 16, 2012
- Merrill, Wisconsin
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“Please keep Karl close to you in your arms Lord, and Savior, he was a good man and will be sadly missed by many. God Speed!
1 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Schwartz - merrilll, WI
“Very sorry to hear about the loss of Carl. He was a wonderful man. I really enjoyed his company/conversation at the Peshtigo River Bowhunters Club. ...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: William Trimberger - Marinette, WI
“So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Carl was such a nice man, so soft spoken and always had a smile on his face and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dennis and Sharon Karow - Merrill, WI
“So sorry for your loss but happy to know that Carl is now resting in the Lord. His cares & concerns are all gone. Carl was a quiet classmate and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Rev. Hazel Pace Martin - MI
“Carl was not only my classmate, but my brother-in-law as well. I have so many happy memories of Carl and Eleanor and our families.
5 of 7 | Posted by: Phyllis McKinney - Britton, MI
“What a blessing it was for us to have Carl as part of our extended family. He was a remarkable husband, father and friend. Our deepest condolences...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: James and Delores Cole - MI
“What a sweet legacy Mr. Short leaves to carry on--his family who serves God and shares God's love with those around them. To Dawn, Caitlin, and...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Terri Bray and family - Pearl, MS
Carl E. Short went to be with his Lord and God, Jesus Christ, Aug. 16, 2012, at his home with his family at his side. Carl was born in Ypsilanti, MI, Feb. 9, 1940, to Carl O. and Alice (Youmans) Short. He was a graduate of Ypsilanti High School class of 1958. He began working as a stockboy for McLellans variety store shortly thereafter at which time he met his soon to be wife, Eleanor F. (Porter) Short. They were united in marriage Feb. 11, 1960. Carl entered the managerial program and managed his first store at Holland, MI, 1961. In his 35 years with the McLellans Corp. he also managed stores in Stevens Point, WI; St Paul, MN; Merrill, WI; and Menominee, MI. In 1991 he purchased the Merrill McLellans store renaming it Short's 5 & 10. Carl & Eleanor closed the store in May 2003 and enjoyed having time to visit friends and family before the onset of Alzheimer's. Carl was an active member of Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, Wausau, and was a Lincoln County Board Supervisor 2006 to 2009. He is survived by his wife; 3 daughters; C. Dawn (John) Bynum, Debra (James) Reece and Diann Taunton; 7 granddaughters, 7 grandsons and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dan, and infant sister, Mary Alice. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, 1525 Townline Rd., Wausau, WI, with Pastor Derrald Hilderbrand officiating.Visitation will be 4 to 8 PM Monday, Aug. 20, at Waid Funeral Home, 301 Eagle Dr., Merrill, and again from 10 AM to the time of service Tuesday at the church.Burial will take place at Merrill Memorial Park. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.