Leslie Short


Leslie Alan Short, 61, of Defiance, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 11:25 p.m. at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, surrounded by his family.

He was born September 2, 1952, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Russel and Martha (Bruns) Short. On March 8, 1979, he married Gale Renee Rogers and she survives in Virginia.

He is also survived by his daughter, Rebecca Elaine Short and her significant other Don Slaton, of Orlando, Fla.; brother, Jerry (Nancy) Short of Wauseon; and sisters, Bonnie (Pete) Karzynow of Defiance, Sally (Marvin) Eis of Holgate, and Dawn (Steve Buchhop) Short of Archbold; and many nieces and nephews.

He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1972-78. He worked at the Jewell Grain Company the last 10 years until his health prevented him from working. Les loved trains and visited many railroad museums. He also collected stamps and postcards. He was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home in Napoleon. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, August 20, from 10-11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Stryker (at U.S. 6 and Ohio 66).

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church, with Pastor Jeff Corder officiating. Burial will be held at the church cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, or to the donor's choice. Friends are invited to share a memory and sign the guestbook at www.snyderweschefuneralhome.com.

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