Jason Ashley Short

March 9, 1972May 3, 2018
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Jason A. Short, age 46, of Pleasant Lake, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana, after an unexpected illness.

Jason was born on March 9, 1972 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Rick and Kay (Ames) Short.

He graduated from Coldwater High School in 1990. He attended Kellogg Community College.

Jason married Melissa A. Boston on October 14, 1995, in Angola, Indiana, she survives.

He was employed at Steel Dynamics in Columbia City, IN as a Steel Worker for the last 19 years.

Jason's hobbies were Work, Youtube, Big Foot, Conspiracy Theories, Fishing with his Best Friend- Haroun Miller and Storage Unit Auctions.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Short, of Pleasant Lake, Indiana, his 5 children, Alexandria, Chase, Zane, Zahvia and Zeke Short all of Pleasant Lake, Indiana, his father and step-mom Ricky and Anita Short of Jonesborough, Tennessee, three brothers, Erin and (Valerie) Short of South Carolina, Michael and (Ellie) Short of Jonesborough, Tennessee, Dustin and (Kristy) Short of Johnson City, Tennessee, father and mother-in-law, Charles and Ella Boston, of Coldwater, Michigan, many nieces and nephews, and his favorite doggies, Savannah, Sadie and Sierra.

He was preceded in death by his Mother, Kay Short.

Visitation will be held from 2-5 pm Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am Monday, May 7, 2018 at Faith Baptist Church, 560 West County Road 400 North, Angola, Indiana, with Pastor Bob Koenig and Pastor Denver DeKeyser officiating.

Burial will follow services at Jamestown Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana.

Memorial donations in Jason's memory are requested in care of the family.


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  • Visitation Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 7, 2018

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Bob Goodwin

May 7, 2018

I met Jason in High School. I will always remember our time in Accounting during our senior year. Jason had a wicked sense of humor and I still blame him to this day for my bad grade in class. It's hard to do well when you have tears running out of your eyes and a bellyache from laughing so hard. So worth it though. Jason taught me a lot about confidence in high school. As a small, skinny and awkward kid in High School, I always envied Jason's fearlessness and his wit. Rest in peace Short.

Mary Berlew

May 6, 2018

Oh boy where do I start!!!! First let me ask...Jason I hope you are not packing are you? Next can we play some Patch the Pirate and seriously Jason 5 course meals for the girls from Auburn to Pleasant Lake? You were always good about the treats and pop for them after several hours of gymnastics and dance. No worries friend, fly high, turn on the heat and stick your head out for the cool air. I could go on about the stories.... Praise to God for your restored health and healing and eternity with Him. We will miss you
Logan, Katie and Lukas

Jason Nutt

May 6, 2018

I`ll always remember Jason from school as always having a smile on his face and his good sense of humor as well. Melissa and family I`m so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and will always be remembered.

Jim Nally

May 5, 2018


I offer my thoughts and prayers for the tragic loss of your son. Almost seems that clairvoyance was at work after 50 years, for me to reach out to you by phone just as you were heading to the hospital.

I will give you some time to grieve before I contact you to catch up on all these years.


May 5, 2018

Jason became my buddy when he moved to MI and we had a class together. He was this big serious guy but was so funny! I told him "we're going to be friends" and he looked at me like I was an alien. Sure enough, we became friends.
He liked to stop by my home in Coldwater unexpectedly and would bring a friend or two. We would talk about the dumbest things, he was always full of weird facts about science or politics or religion and loved a good debate. In fact, I called him "Cliff Clavin" after the postal worker in the show "Cheers" who always had the weirdest facts to add in a conversation. He was the best conspiracy theorist I have ever known.
After high school, I would visit him and his roommate Jeff Kimble in Battle Creek and Jason would visit me in Lansing, bringing a car full of buddies. Some thing I really liked to do was get caffeine in him as he was really sensitive to it and "sneakily" play Madonna slowly turning up the volume louder and louder. He secretly really loved Madonna and would start dancing, acting like he couldn't resist and he had to do it. Of course I would laugh and join in.
We went to each other's weddings and kept in touch for many years. I would hear from him from time to time and would update one another on kids, jobs, politics, purchasing homes, faith, etc. We would give updates on how old friends were doing with any news we had to share. I haven't talked to him in about 8 years but it is so sad to think he is no longer of this world. I know he is in a good place as he was a Believer and had strong faith.
My thoughts are with Melissa and his beautiful 5 children. My heart goes out to his family.

Erin Boester

May 4, 2018


Thinking of your Family. May God's love give you Peace.