March 1, 2019

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Merle Hay Funeral Home


4400 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines, IA

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Merle Hay Funeral Home

Robert George Short

Robert George Short, 84, passed away February 2, 2019. Robert was an Army veteran who proudly served his country in the Korean War and, as a civilian, was retired from Meredith and RR Donnelley. Robert enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and anything cars (especially Corvettes), and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Opal (Cope) Short and two brothers, Harold and Raymond Short. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Peggy (Weaver) Short; daughters, Vicky Talraas and Nicole (Chris) Salazar; brother, Larry Short; grandchildren, Zachary Talraas, Jacob (Johanna) Talraas, Kristine Salazar, Brittany (Alan Abad) Salazar and Andrew Salazar; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held March 1, 2019 from 6-8pm at Merle Hay Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Karen Acres Care Center in Urbandale.


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