Cherished wife, devoted mother and treasured grandmother, Julika (Zielinski) Short, age 77, passed away in Marshall, Texas on Monday, August 5, 2019. Julika was born on March 26, 1942 in Berlin, Germany to Erich and Johanna Zielinski. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Michael Zielinski. Julika is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 57 years, Ivan R. Short; children, Cindy A. Short, Bettina L. Short, Douglas I. Short (Trisha), Melissa E. Rudd (David) and Jennifer M. Bounds, as well as 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Julika was a feisty, stubborn and talented German woman. She loved to sew, knit and crochet, creating wedding gowns and quilts to perfection. Julika was an avid NASCAR and Houston Astros fan, but her true passion was her precious family. To be closer to her family, Julika and her husband relocated to Marshall, Texas in 2004. Julika was well loved and she will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. Services for Julika will be held at Cotter Pin, LLC in Leon, Wisconsin on August 8, 2020. Online condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com
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