Obituary: James Shorts, 79, of Ludington.

January 25, 2021

James Shorts

Obituary: James Shorts, 79, of Ludington.

James E. Shorts, 79, of Ludington passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021. He was born July 3, 1941 in Ludington to Edward and Dorothy (Fischer) Shorts.  Jim graduated from Ludington High School in 1959. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country during the Vietnam War.  Jim married the love of his life, Janis M. Koudelka on July 26, 1968 at the United Methodist Church of Ludington. Jim worked as a supervisor for Martin-Merritta until his retirement in 1999. He loved spending time with family and friends. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and travel. He was a member of the American Legion, the Ludington Boat Club, and the Community Church.

Jim will be greatly missed by his wife of 52 years, Janis; his daughter, Kelly Shorts of Farmington Hills; his grandchildren, Jacob and Megan McCann; his sister, Mary Wikarejczak of Arizona; his brother and sister-in-law, Dennis (Vicki) Koudelka of Ludington; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Dana (Kevin) McCann; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Cheryl) Shorts; his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia (Robert) Wilson; and brother-in-law, David Wikarejczak.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be directed donor’s local animal shelter or Lakeshore Food Club.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

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