Stephen “Steve” Short

November 19, 1955 - January 16, 2017

Visitation: Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 19 at Canton United Methodist Church.

Steve Short obit pixStephen “Steve” Short, age 61, died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 19 at Canton United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Stephen Douglas Short was born November 19, 1955 in Canton, SD to Robert and Iola (Hermann) Short.  He attended school in Canton, graduating in 1974.

Stephen was united in marriage to Kristi Marie Bartscher on February 9, 1990 and made their home in Canton.

We will always remember Stephen for his dedication and love for his family. He was a quiet gentle giant that would give you the shirt off his back. His strong work ethic and commitment to serve others is reflected in his 41 years at Adams Thermal and his work on the family farm. Stephen’s highest priority and focus was to Kristi as a caring husband and supportive parent. When talking to Stephen or in a room full of family, he always had a smile on his face (but many of us knew, he probably just didn’t hear you). You always could count on Steve with a nod and grin – making you feel safe and loved. He spent many proud moments watching Ben on the football field or Katelyn on the basketball court. Stephen cherished his time growing up and working on the family farm with his sisters Joyce and Janet.  He always enjoyed hunting with Ben and building beautiful creations with Katelyn. The farm was where Steve felt most at home and happiest, especially driving in the combine or making sure the barn radio station was playing his rock and roll.

Those grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 26 years, Kristi; his children- Benjamin Short and his fiancé, Paige McMains, Canton, Katelyn Short, Mankato, MN along with Matt, Josh and Jenny Short all of Sioux City, IA; his mother Iola Short, Canton; two sisters, Joyce Short, Sioux City, IA and Janet Short, Canton; and many cousins and extended family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Robert.


17 condolences have been left

  1. Kristi, I am so sorry for your loss! I was shocked when I learned of Steve’s passing. I hope you are finding comfort in your family and faith. So glad we got to see you two in June. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. To Steve’s family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Find strength with your faith in the Lord and be there for each other to help you find strength and heal. I worked with Steve at Adam’s for a few years and he was a very nice and helpful person. I think I am a better person for having the pleasure of knowing and working with him. He always had a smile on his face, a gleam on his eyes and a chuckle in his heart. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Worked with Steve for many years. He was always kind a caring. I will miss him.

    Roger kleinschmit

  4. I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Steve. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and my God wrap his arms around your family and give you comfort in this most difficult time. God bless

  5. Kristi, Ben and Katelyn my most regretful and sorrowful sympathies go out to you in your time of bereavement. I will cherish the memories of Steve and his life giving smile and laugh. At family gatherings he was always the most pleasant to have conversation with and you could tell in heart he was so proud of his family. Even if he couldn’t hear me in those conversations he most certainly made me feel happy and important in his presence. Our family will most certainly keep you diligently in our thoughts and conversations with the Almighty during this time of passing.

  6. Oh, Kristi. Steve’s death is such a huge loss. I’m so very, very sorry that he is gone….much too soon. He was such a wonderful person and I always thought the two of you were a perfect match. Words cannot express my thoughts and feelings. I hope that you can find peace and comfort in the time ahead. Steve was loved by so many; he was such a great example of a kind soul. Thinking of you and your family.

  7. I went to school with Steve’s sister Janet so I was very saddened to hear of Steves passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Short family .

  8. So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I only knew Steve through school, he was always a nice person and said hi whenever I saw him. God Bless

  9. Christy, Katelyn, Ben, and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. The way Steve is described by his family is exactly how I remember him. He was a gentle giant who could be counted on, no matter what the situation was. I was saddened to read of his death. My prayers and sympathy are extended to everyone who knew and loved Steve. God bless all of you.

  11. We are so sorry to hear about Steve. Please know that we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Kristi and Family –
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

  13. We are so sad for you and your family. In these difficult, sorrowful days fix your eyes on Jesus. He is your strength, He is Steve’s eternity.

  14. We are thinking about you and praying for all of you…
    Rachel McMurry
    John and Catherine McMurry
    Carla and Doug McMurry-Kozak
    Diane McMurry
    Brent and Suzanne McMurry
    Renee and Brit McMurry-Gilman

  15. Christy and Family
    I’m so sorry to hear about Steve Passing I worked with Steve many
    Years very kind genoius man …. will be missed dearly Thoughts and Prayers
    Are with your Family at this time