Bob  Short
Robert D. Short, 77, of Ottumwa died at 12:12 a.m. October 18, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
Bob was born March 3, 1942 in Ottumwa to George and Hattie Eaves Short. He married Della Arlene McNabb on July 29, 1963.
Bob served with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He worked at the penitentiary in Ft. Madison for a few years, and worked 20 years with the Ottumwa Police Department. He was a courier for Collaborative Lab Services.
Bob enjoyed coffee with friends at Heady's and North HyVee.
Surviving is his wife, Della; a son, George Grossart of Green Bay, WI; 2 granddaughters; a grandson; two brothers, George (Karen) Short of Ottumwa and Joe (Carole) Short of Galesburg, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters, Mary Davis, Dorothy Jones, Beatrice Schultz, Patty Short and Dixie Miller and 2 brothers, Donald and Jack Short.
His body has been cremated and no services are planned.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on October 18, 2019


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Stacy Stocker Yochum
Oct 23, 2019
A great guy..he was on my paper route..lived just up the street. Was a good cop too. Rip Bob xo
Deborah Dyer
Oct 18, 2019
To Della, all of the family and friends of Bob Short, May the Peace of the Lord be with you at this time of loss.
Bruce Allen
Oct 18, 2019
Bob and I worked together for more than 15 years. To pick out one memory, I can not. My life is full of memories of my time with Bob. We had some very good times that I will remember forever. But, we had some times, because of the job., that we’re not so good. These times I still remember. But, we helped each other deal with these times. So, I have to say because of that Bob will always be more than my friend.