Larry W. Short

Born: Saturday, November 17, 1951
Passed: Saturday, July 1, 2017

7/7/2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fred C. Olson Chapel 

7/7/2017 | 6:00 pm -
Fred C. Olson Chapel 


Larry W. Short, 65, of Rockford, passed away on July 1, 2017. He was born on November 17, 1951 in Rockford, the son of Wayne E and Margaret (Lyons) Short. Larry graduated from Boylan Catholic High School in 1970. He attended St. Ambrose College in Davenport, IA and received a BA in English and Communication. Larry worked at Swedish American Hospital for over 26 years as a technician and enjoyed working as a clerk at Subway for over 20 years. He was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church, and American Legion, enjoyed music of all kinds, a big fan of the Chicago sports, especially, White Sox and Bears.
Survivors include best friend, Mark Johnson; cousins, Mike (Debbie) Lyons, Linda (Dave) Watts, Diane Bosley; Goddaughter, Kristen Lyons; other friends, Arlene Miller, Jeanie Stummeier; Susan Gallagher, Mary Bosley and Carol Dmchowski. The family would like to express a sincere thank you to OSF Hospice Staff.
Memorial visitation will be on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. Rockford with Deacon Armando Regalado officiating. Funeral service to follow at 6:00 p.m. Friday in the chapel.

Condolences & Shared Memories (8)

  1. Dodie Cunningham Degener

    So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. We were friends many years ago, and I always thought of him fondly. Condolences to all of his friends, and especially to his cousins, who were always great cousins and great friends to Larry. RIP my friend.

  2. timothy cunningham

    Many memories RIP

  3. Jack & Ann Taylor

    We will miss Larry. Our condolences. May he rest in peace.

  4. L

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subject to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:4) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.

  5. Marian Gonzales

    I enjoyed working with you. You were a kind hearted person and will be missed. Until we meet again

  6. Rob Walton

    I'm shocked at the sad news of Larry's passing away. We've been Friends for many years and had a lot of fun Bar Hoping in our younger years. I know He will be missed. All of my heart felt condolences to Mark, and Larry's Family. Rob & Art

  7. Laura Cline

    Larry was a kind hearted person. His presence will be missed. His smile contagious. Until we meet again. RIP

  8. Jody

    So sad to hear of your passing. You always had a smile.