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(January 16, 1933 – June 26, 2016)

Robert L. Shortt, 83, of Midland, passed away at home on June 26, 2016. Robert was born on January 16, 1933 in Detroit to the late Robert L. and Marion (Clark) Shortt. On January 15, 1955 he married Elizabeth V. Lewis who predeceased him on December 22, 2015. Robert served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a medic. Robert worked as a carpenter for Etkin Construction Company in Southfield. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Robert enjoyed traveling, square dancing, off road motor cycle riding and was an avid golfer.Robert is survived by his son, Robert Shortt III, daughter, Susan L. (David) Miller, and seven grandchildren, Amy, Erika, Shannon, Nicole, David, Robert and Brittany and 4 great grandchildren. Robert was predeceased by his son, Danny Ray Shortt, granddaughter, Christy and brother, Kenneth Shortt.A memorial service will be held 11:00 am on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Seventh Day Adventist with Pastor Cory Herthel officiating.visitation will be held from 10:00 am until time of service at church. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Seventh Day Adventist.On line condolences can be left at smithminer.com.