David L. Short

August 22, 1938 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

David Short Obituary

David L. Short, 85, of Hillsdale, Indiana passed away on November 30, 2023, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana.

He was born in Flat Rock, IL on August 22, 1938, to Robert Short and Thelma Midget.

David was a 1957 graduate of Robinson High School in Robinson, Illinois. David was also a lifetime member of the Indiana Free Masons; he had over 60 years in the IBEW Local 725, and he retired from Eli Lilly after 20 years. David had received tons of awards and trophies throughout the years. In the 1960’s David raced Enduro dirt bikes through the Midwest. In the 1970’s and 1980’s he was into harness horse racing then transitioned into trail riding horses in the 1980’s and 1990’s. David Served as the treasurer of the Two Couple Pack Federation, and in 2014 was the Indiana State Two Couple Pack Federation Champion, and in 2020 he was inducted into the Two Couple Pack Federation Hounds and Hunting Hall of Fame. David served as the past President of the Clay County Beagle Club, and he was the current President of the Terre Haute Beagle Club. David had multiple dogs certified through the AKC as Master Hunters. David lived a life full of adventure.

Those preceding David in death are his parents, and sister Barbara Hamman.

Survivors include his wife Rosetta (Ornduff) Short of Hillsdale, son Lee (Sara) Short of Columbus Grove, OH., granddaughter Katelynn Short (Isaiah) of Wapakoneta, OH., niece Kim Murray of Indianapolis, nephew Rob Hamman of Florida, mother-in-law, two sisters-in-law, and two brothers-in-law.

Cremation was chosen. There will be a celebration of Life at Frist Funeral Home Sunday December 3, 2023, from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

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Celebration of Life
December 3, 2023

1:00 PM
Frist Funeral Home, Inc.
458 Blackman St.
Clinton, IN 47842


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