Shorty Anselment

Monday, March 1, 2010
Shorty Anselment

Lowell "Shorty" Anselment was granted passage to the Lord on Feb. 21, 2010.

He will be sorely missed by both his children and his other family at Adrianąs.

Shorty was born July 21, 1933, in St. Michael, Minn., to Barney and Stella Anselment. He was the third of eight children. Born into a German community, his first language was German. He didnąt learn to speak English until he went to school.

Shorty married Janice Dixon in 1956. They had three children together, James, Carol, and Brenda. Shortly thereafter he began his traveling of the world via the United States Air Force as a engine mechanic on airplanes. He was stationed in Japan, Iceland, Germany (2), and Vietnam (2); as well as California, Nebraska, Tennessee (2), Texas, and Kansas; but went TDY to other exotic places, including Turkey.

While in Germany the last time, it was decided that it was time to retire, after many, many years in the military. He had decided his final destination was Spokane, until a friend told him of Mountain Home, Idaho. When the family arrived here in 1972, in August, it was 120 degrees. That winter it dropped to negative 20. Both Shorty and the family wondered where they had been sent to.

Shorty loved fishing and hunting - that was why he followed the advice from his friend to move to Mountain Home. He was an avid outdoors man, spending most summers in the Castle Creek. In the winter he would come back to Mountain Home, where he would tinker with things. He was very mechanical and really enjoyed fixing things.

Shorty is survived by his brothers Lee (Barbara), Bobby (Heddie), and Ronnie (Gertie), sisters Jean (Dick) Regan, Audry (Leonard) Manka, and Judy (Gary) Schulty, a son James Anselment and his daughters Carol Anselment and Brenda (Mark) Drewery. His is also survived by grandchildren Elizabeth Anselment, Tabatha (Kane) Strickland, Stacia Maughan, and Natasha Anselment. His great-grandchildren include Nicolas Chapa, Ethan Strickland, Elissa Strickland, Mason Carney, Tristan Maughan, and Thomas Carney.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Veterans Administration, for all the care they give to our military personnel.