ForeverMissed
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Posted by Alan Farber on June 17, 2021
I had the pleasure of working under Ron at NIU Career Services.  His bad puns notwithstanding, he was a terrific boss and a wonderful person. May he Rest in Peace.
Posted by Kathy Hotelling on June 17, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Ron's death. He definitely had a twinkle in his eye. I enjoyed being a director colleague with him at NIU. RIP Ron.
Posted by David Varble on June 14, 2021
Our family has had the privilege of farming Ron and Sandy's farm here in Illinois for many years. We all love him dearly and will miss him greatly.
He was such a joy to work with, always positive and encouraging. Will miss the teasing back and forth , and the banter we had. Truly a great man who was a excellent example of how to live ones life. He made a lasting, positive impression on all those he came in contact with.
Posted by Bob Mier on June 13, 2021
Sandy and I enjoyed doing things with Ron and his family--board games, hiking, garage sales, fishing, dining, attending ASU basketball games. Ron was always up for activities and made it fun for everyone in our group and everybody around us! Ron was a trusted friend and we daily miss his very corny puns, his optimistic nature, and his infectious spirit. We will always miss you, Ronnie, and will think of you when we wear our Redbird socks.
Posted by Linda Elam on May 31, 2021
Ron is the best brother-in-law I have ever had! He is kind, generous and funny. I will forever miss him dearly. 

One of my favorite memories is when I celebrated their anniversary dinner with them. Sounds kinda weird, but I was already there for the Thanksgiving holiday. I think it was their first anniversary. We had Fondue and wine, and we all giggled through the whole thing! 

I don’t know why, but I always found Ron’s jokes funny, even though there were always a few ‘groaners’. Sandy used to say “don’t encourage him” when I laughed, but I couldn’t help it!

I love you and miss you, Ron.
Posted by Susan Vandersand on May 29, 2021
Sandy & Jesse, Jim and I want to offer our condolences on losing Ron. He was such a life force that it doesn’t seem possible that he is gone. Even though we didn’t spend too much time together, the moments we had have given us fun, fond memories. The world is a less happy place now that Ron is gone, but we are so thankful that we have good memories of him...and you! May GOD lessen your pain and help you remember all the joy Ron brought to his friends...and to you❣️
Posted by Jessica Hayes on May 25, 2021
So beautifully spoken, David Lockhart <3
Posted by David Lockhart on May 25, 2021
My deepest condolences and prayers for the members of the Short family at this very difficult time.

I had the pleasure of meeting Ronnie when I joined the family via marriage to his niece, Stevie Lockhart (nee Cummins). Ronnie welcomed me into the family and was always quick to share a kind word or comment with me during our many interactions. 

He never met a stranger in my estimation and was genuinely a good man and person who loved his family. Always kind, pleasant and optimistic until he took his last breath. Ronnie will be sorely missed and has left his indelible mark on all that he encountered.

Rest well kind sir. You have earned a place in the stars with our Father. God bless. 
Posted by Bonnie Vahle on May 25, 2021
Oh Linda I am so sorry for your loss. I am however happy that his suffering is over. I know how close you were and you will miss him terribly. As I sit here and think about Ronnie I have to smile and even chuckle out loud at the character he was. He was never without a comment or a wisecrack. He lived a full life for sure. The last time I saw him he was looking forward to the arrival of his first grandchild. I am so happy he got to experience that joy. Please extend my sympathy to his family. Hugs and prayers .
(I grew up with Linda and Bill and spent a lot of time out at the Short farm. Ronnie was always so much fun and so entertaining.) He will be missed by all who knew him.

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