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12 Aug

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Elfriede Short

December 20, 1935-July 31, 2019

Elfriede Short (nee Hagn) passed away July 31, 2019 at the age of 83 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Munich, Germany in 1935 to Franziska and Alois Hagn. She married William Short in Munich at the age of 18 and immigrated to the United States at the age of 19. She lived with her daughter Sylvia in Dallas for most of her life, then moved to St. Francis Nursing Home in San Antonio in October 2016.

Elfriede is preceded in death by her parents and survived by her daughters Evelyn Broll (Michael) of San Antonio and Sylvia Benefield (William) of Dallas, Texas. She loved and rejoiced in her five grandchildren—Jeffrey Broll, Matthew Broll, Steven Broll, Trent Benefield, and Lauren Benefield. Elfriede is also survived by her brother Albert Hagn and his wife Ina of Munich, Germany.

Elfriede was fiercely protective and proud of her daughters. She was sassy and direct, with a dry sense of humor. She rescued and enjoyed caring for many cats over the years.

Elfriede’s family would like to thank Dr. Mark Prange and the Seraphic Sisters and caregivers at St. Francis Nursing Home for their loving care of Elfriede.

Funeral Service

Saturday, August 17, 2019

10:00 AM

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

4201 De Zavala Road