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Bernice Pauline Short

January 11, 1918 ~ June 21, 2017 (age 99)

Miss Bernice P. Short, age 99, of Archbold, Ohio formerly of Stryker, died early Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017 in Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, Ohio. Bernice was born January 11, 1918 in rural Stryker to the late Menno and Delilah (Graber) Short.  She was a lifelong seamstress and worked at the former Wiederkehr Clothing Store, Stryker providing sewing and alteration services .   She was a lifelong member of Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker, Ohio.  She was a graduate of Stryker High School.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and great-great-great nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Leland,  and six sisters, Elsie, Dora, Leona, Orlyss, Nola and Evelyn.

Funeral service 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 in Fairlawn Haven Chapel, Lutz Road, Archbold, Ohio.  Pastor Steve Heatwole and Pastor Matt Weaver officiating.  Interment will follow in Lockport Cemetery, rural Stryker.  Friends may call for time of visitation with the family, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Friday in Fairlawn Haven Chapel, prior to the funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of family choice in c/o Mona Riegsecker.  

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Funeral arrangements entrusted to Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, Ohio.

 Service Information

Funeral Service
June 23, 2017

2:00 PM
Fairlawn Haven Chapel
Lutz Road
Archbold, OH 43502

June 23, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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