Born January 17, 1951 to Warren and Edith Shorthill, John was raised in Livingston, MT, by Warren and Carroll Shorthill.
He went on to graduate with honors from MSU in Bozeman, MT. He later graduated from seminary. John had a career as the ambulance director of Rosebud County, MT, and later pastored various churches.
John was married to his best friend, Brenda (Beekman) Shorthill for over 46 years.
He is survived by his wife, children; Sasha (Shorthill) Brodeur (spouse Adrain Brodeur), Jacob Shorthill (spouse Holli (Crawford)Shorthill and grandchildren; Joe, Ava, Berkeley and Kaid. He passed away on October 11, 2017 in Bellingham, Wa.