Phillip D. Short, age 61, of Archbold, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Friday morning, July 26, 2013. Phillip was born on March 27, 1952, in Flannigan, Ill., the son of E. Dean and Phyllis (Fluckinger) Short. On June 30, 1973, he married Hazel “Cookie” Harriger, and she survives.
He was a member of the Archbold Evangelical Church. Phil graduated from Stryker High School in 1970 and Penn State University in 1972.
Phil previously worked at Tri-State Elevator, and was a seed salesman most of his life. He had worked for Rupp Seeds, Rispens Seeds, and currently worked for Siegers Seed Company, Holland, Mich. He loved ministering to people, and was involved with Fresh Start Ministry, Alvordton. His hobbies included pumpkin breeding, Indian corn breeding, and golf.
Survivors include his wife, Cookie; three children, Matthew A. Short, Archbold; Beth G. Short, Maumee; and Michael A. Short, Maumee; a grandson, Damian Short, Archbold; his parents, E. Dean and Phyllis Short, Archbold; one brother, Mark Short, Archbold; and one sister, Linda Andrews, Coldwater Mich. He was preceded in death by one brother, Andrew Short.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m., Monday, July 29, 2013, in the Fireside Room at the Archbold Evangelical Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the church. Interment will be in the Lockport Cemetery, near Stryker. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Archbold Evangelical Church or the Archbold Fire Department. Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with arrangements.