Barbara Marie Peterson Short, previously of St. Joseph and Essexville, Mich., died Oct. 9, 2021, in Woodbury, Minn., where she had resided for many years.
Barbara was preceded in death by her infant brother, Lowell Joseph; their loving parents, Lowell and Bernadine Peterson; and maternal and paternal grandparents, aunts and uncles. Brant Short, her husband of 60 years, preceded her in January 2015.
She is survived by her adult children, Eric Short (Suzy Jetzke), Susan Allen and Kathryn Beck; treasured granddaughter, Nichole Short; and beloved grandsons, Alexander Short, Jacob and Daniel Beck, and Mitchell Allen; and precious great-grandchildren, Dawson, Charlotte and Clara.
Internment at Floral Gardens Cemetery in Bay City, Mich., will take place at a future date, after which a small group of family and friends will gather for a memorial service.
Also significant in Barbara's life were several companion animals, many of whom had been adopted from animal rescue groups. With these friends in mind, it is requested that if memorials are considered, they be sent to her family for contribution in her name to Second Chance Animal Rescue or directly to Second Chance at P.O. Box 10533, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.