Kevin Cecil Short

1959 - 2012

Kevin Cecil Short, 53, died Monday, September 10, 2012 at home in Michigan surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 9, 1959, the son of Leroy and Delores (Gibson) Short.

Kevin was a former Newhall, CA resident, graduating from Wm. S. Hart High in 1977.

Kevin was a skilled fitter welder. He had a talent for welding yard art. Kevin was employed by Benzie County Transportation Department. Kevin, a farmer at heart, enjoyed working the land surrounding his Northern Michigan home.

Most of all, Kevin loved to spend time with his family, especially with his beloved wife, Lorie, his daughters, Shaylan Dee (Craig) Short and Rebecca Ann who survive him; his parents, Leroy and Delores Short of Newhall, his sister, Susan (Drew )Nystrom of Valencia; his brother, Edwin (Carroll)Short of Myrtle Point, Oregon; his niece, Kristen Nystrom; and his nephew, Michael Nystrom.

Kevin was preceded in death by: his brother, Leroy Short Jr.; his maternal grandparents, C.W. and Pauline Gibson; his paternal grandparents, Edgar and Eva Short; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Dolores Nagel.

A celebration of Kevin's life was held Sunday, September 23, 2012 at his home in Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Short family. The Bennett-Barz funeral home, 1417 US 31 (Beulah Hwy), Beulah, MI 49617 is handling the contributions.