Jerry J. Short

Jerry J. Short, 57, of Wayland, died from injuries sustained in a tractor accident on Sunday, August 13, 2023.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 10:30 AM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Burial will follow at North Hill Cemetery north of Wayland. The family will greet friends from 4 – 7 PM Monday, August 21, 2023, at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

Jerry Joseph Short was born July 23, 1966, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Gary D. and Nancy (Belzer) Short. He was united in marriage to Lynda Hemsted at the softball field in Hills, Iowa. Jerry was a truck driver and had been driving for Shamrock Construction for the past 20 years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, farming, hunting, driving truck, model trains, and the band KISS.

Survivors include his wife Lynda of Wayland, three children: Alexis Hemsted of Thermopolis, WY, Joseph (Lori) Andrew Short of North Liberty, and Justin Leroy Short of Iowa City, five grandchildren, and three siblings: Terri Dee Ramirez, Gary (Kathy) Short of Ottumwa and Kinda Short (Terry) of Ottumwa.

Preceding Jerry in death were his parents, and two sons: Jerry D. and Harley Short.