Rhonda Ann (Dettmann) Short, 51, passed away Monday, January 29,

Rhonda Ann (Dettmann) Short, 51, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.

 A Celebration of Life will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, February 2, 2018 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Chris Spitters officiating. A private burial will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Sodus. Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M., Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan or the Berrien County Cancer Service. Those wishing to share a memory of Rhonda online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com

 Rhonda was born and lived in the Benton Harbor area her whole life. She loved the beach and Lake Michigan. She loved her pets and spoiled them. Bosco, a Corgi, is her current brat. In her younger years she loved dance and was very proud of being a member of the Benton Harbor Tigers Marching Band. Rhonda also was an avid Sparty MSU fan “GO Green” “GO White”. Rhonda started working at Gast Manufacturing in her twenties. Rhonda was known as the work mom, party planner, gift advisor, counselor and was always more concerned for others than herself. She shared those same gifts at her most recent position as a Master Scheduler for Colson Group in St. Joseph.

 Rhonda leaves behind her husband Randy whose life was inspired, enriched and blessed by her endless love; sons Ryan & Rory Short; grandchildren Alexis and Devin Short. She was a wonderful sister to Yalonda (Dave) Forsythe, Doug (Meredy) Fisher, Darrell (Jean) Dettmann and Bill Dettmann, and a proud and cool aunt to Ashley, Brandon, Paige, Whitney and Brian.

 For reasons only known by our Heavenly Father, Rhonda was called home to be in heaven with her parents Otto & Beverly (Tait) Dettmann along with many aunts, uncles, and pets.

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