Chadwick Everet Short, age 35 of Converse, formerly of Sumner, Iowa, passed away tragically in the afternoon hours of Sunday, March 21, 2021, in San Antonio. Chad was born on June 3, 1985 in Seattle, Washington, the youngest child of Joseph Dale and Valerie Lorraine Trovinger Short. The earliest memories of Chad include two things – mischief and a smile that could get him out of whatever he was into. He was a daredevil with no fear and even less limits.
As a child, his family moved all over the United States, each stop adding fuel to Chads desire for fun and attention. He graduated high school from New Hampton High School in New Hampton, Iowa and quickly joined the United States Army.
As an Army Veteran, Chad earned the rank of Specialist who saw three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan where he earned numerous accommodations and medals while specializing his craft. Following 9 dedicated years, Chad honorable discharged from the United States Army where he then earned his Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology Degree from Hawkeye Community College in 2016.
Chad was working as a maintenance technician for International Paper, a career he had dedicated 8 years to learning and perfecting.
Chad married the love of his life and his best friend, Nicole Krystyna French on March 17, 2007. From the time she was 16, Chad had Nicole’s heart. They married at the Victory World Outreach in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Together they saw the births of 4 of his children, travelled countless miles and lived a lifetime of memories that will live on in the hearts of those he leaves behind.
A common theme in Chads life is dedication. First to his country becoming a soldier at the age of 18. Then to his attention quickly turned to his family. His wife, his children and his extended family were everything to Chad and there was nothing he would not do for them.
On the outside, Chad was goofy and would do anything to make you laugh. He loved to bicker, especially about politics. Chad enjoyed tinkering from a young age and quickly learned the joy and freedom two wheels and the open road can provide a soul. On the inside, Chad was a rock – a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend who would give the shirt off his back for those he loved. Putting into a few short sentences the character of Chadwick Everet Short would not do justice the man the world lost on Sunday, March 21, 2021.
The sudden passing of Chad leaves behind a hole in the lives of countless that will never be fully healed.
Chad is survived by his wife, Nicole; children, Blake Marcurella Short, of Waverlym, Iowa, Kierra Short(Kiki)of Waterloo, Iowa, Jazlyn Short, Jasmine Short(peanut),Zander Short(Bubba),and Kasandra Short(muffin), all of Converse; parents, Joseph and Valerie Short, of New Hampton, Iowa; siblings, Tonie Lynn Heath of Grand View, Washington, Renata Sittig, and husband Tony, and MaLeah Short, all of New Hamtpon, Iowa; and by a host of other relatives and very special friends.
Chad was preceded in death by one sister, Deserie Short, who passed in 1998.