Travis W. Short

     Travis William Short was born on October 17, 1970, to Doug and Donna (Swanger) Short, in Blair, NE.  He passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023, at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, IA.  Travis graduated from Missouri Valley High School in May of 1989.  He attended Iowa Western Community College for a time and then worked at several local businesses as well as owning his own liquor store, Short Stop Liquor, for 5 years.  He worked at Community Memorial Hospital for the past 18 years as a Medical Receptionist Specialist. Travis also owned a DJ business, Short Productions, that handled hundreds of weddings and school dances in western Iowa.  In his spare time, he enjoyed being involved with all things Missouri Valley athletics. He volunteered for many years as the P. A. announcer for Missouri Valley Boys basketball games and helped compile MV football stats.

     The primary passions in Travis’s life were spending time with friends and following sports.  During high school he was the manager for football, wrestling, boys track, and baseball teams.  As an adult, he was an avid Alabama football, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Rams, and Las Vegas Raiders fan. He enjoyed traveling with friends to see his favorite teams play.  

     Travis is preceded in death by his mother, Donna Short.

     Travis is survived by his father, Doug Short Sr. of Missouri Valley, brother Doug Jr. and wife Carolyn of Beecher, IL, and nephews Keegan Short of Seattle, WA, Garrett Short of Greenville, NC, and Ethan Short of Beecher, IL, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

     Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, at Community of Christ Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa.  2102 Liberty Ave, Missouri Valley, IA 51555

     The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Eagles Club following the Funeral Service at the church.

In Loving Memory Of

Travis W. Short


October 17, 1970                     Blair, Nebraska

Entered Into Rest

February 20, 2023              Missouri Valley, Iowa

Funeral Service

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Community of Christ – Missouri Valley, Iowa

 2102 Liberty Ave, Missouri Valley, IA 51555

Officiating                  Pastor Connie McWilliams

Music Selections

“Tears in Heaven”           “The Old Rugged Cross”

Casket Bearers

Brian Knott                                     Brian Briggs

Keegan Short                                Garrett Short

Ethan Short                                 Doug Short Jr.

Final Resting Place

Branson Cemetery

(At A Later Date)



  • Cherie Dinsmore-Brown Posted February 23, 2023 8:21 am

    Doug, Doug, Carolyn and family, so sorry to hear about Travis. He was such a kind and caring young man and always had time to talk. Of course tons of family/childhood memories for us include Travis. He will be missed. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Cherie & Curtis, Chad & Patti.

  • David kuhl Posted February 23, 2023 9:21 am

    Very sorry to hear about Travis. We had some great times. What a supporter of Missouri Valley. Rip

  • Leia Johnsen Posted February 23, 2023 3:07 pm

    How do you write a memorial for such a nice young man whom you’ve known for years. All I can say is everyone that knew him, which is the whole town of Missouri Valley and many others knew he was the kindest and very much respected guy. My love and prayers go out to his family and all.
    RIP Travis fly high.
    Love forever
    John and Leia Johnsen
    And family

  • David/Connie Muell Posted February 24, 2023 8:01 am

    Our hearts and prayers are with all of the Short family and the many friends Travis has touched throughout his life. What a wonderful man who always put a smile on my face. RIP

  • Karen gulfs Anderson Posted February 24, 2023 9:32 am

    So sorry to hear of Travis passing. He was a wonderful person.

  • Debbie and Harry Cohen Posted February 24, 2023 4:39 pm

    Sorry, could not be there. Both have Covid.
    Travis was almost the face to the hospital,
    Always smiling, always kind, always professional and helpful. We talked a lot about music. We will always miss him.

  • Lisa Meeker Lisa Meeker Posted February 24, 2023 9:29 pm

    My prayers go out to the family. Travis was a wonderful person & will be missed by so many. Sending you all much love.

  • Travis Baker Posted February 25, 2023 12:53 am

    RIP Trav I was good buddies with your dad may u rest in Peace Trav Short rip Travis Short

  • Teresa Bertelson Posted February 25, 2023 10:43 am

    Travis was a friend to everyone. he took good care of my Father when he worked at the hospital

  • Fletcher Reel Posted February 25, 2023 6:35 pm

    Heartbroken. So many stories. So many good times. Travey spent most of his life beating the odds, but it’s a fight none of us win. Sleep well my friend. God bless you.

  • Jerry Carroll Posted February 25, 2023 6:43 pm

    Sorry you had to leave us so soon.

  • Patty (DOYLE) NIEDERMYER & TOM Posted February 26, 2023 4:32 am

    SO Very Very Sorry.
    Travis Was A Sweet Guy. Very LOVED By So Very Very Many. GOD Bless His Family.
    Sincere CONDOLENCES To All The Beautiful Beautiful Family.


    Rural Pisgah Iowa. / Magnolia Iowa.

  • Debbie Moorman Posted February 26, 2023 8:52 am

    Travis was a tremendous person and his contributions to the world will never be forgotten. He was a rich man- rich in kindness, rich in friendship, rich in spirit, and that is the best legacy of all. He will be truly missed.

  • Debra Gardner and Mike Gardner Posted February 26, 2023 10:06 pm

    Where do you start to write a lifetime of memories about such a great guy? Travis was one of a kind, friend to all, benefactor to many, and family to most. He had a big heart and a wonderful personality, and I loved him dearly. RIP Trav. We will all miss you!

  • Julie & George Haner Posted February 27, 2023 8:36 am

    So sorry to hear about Travis. Our condolences to his family. He was such a kind person. He will be greatly missed by all. We hope his family is comforted by all their memories. Rest in peace.

  • Lisa Frideres Posted February 27, 2023 1:54 pm

    RIP Travis. 💕

  • Travis Baker Posted February 28, 2023 11:27 am

    RIP Trav You were a great guy Sorry for your loss Doug Sr. and Jr. And the rest of family I am a friend of Doug Sr. Trav did my Cousins Shauni and Sabrina Coddington ,Peterson Music at their wedding my Aunt Shari wanted him to do Alyssa he didnt get a chance since he passed RIP Trav Short


  • Romaine Sangha MD Posted February 28, 2023 12:22 pm

    Sorry to hear of his passing. He was always such a positive spirit and a wonderful person.

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