Allen Cornelius

Allen Cornelius – Granite Falls Lawyer Tribune

Allen Cornelius of Clarkfield handed away on Friday October 21, 2022 at his residence in Clarkfield on the age of 97 years and 4 months. Visitation shall be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Clarkfield Lutheran Church adopted by the funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial with army honors will comply with at Clarkfield Lutheran Cemetery.
Allen LaVerne Cornelius was born on June 12, 1925 to Conrad and Amanda (Grinager) Cornelius. He was baptized and confirmed on the Lutheran Church in Bergen. He attended main college at Lisbon Canton Nation Faculty and attended and graduated from Clarkfield Excessive Faculty in 1943. He joined the army upon commencement and served in World Struggle II the place he was stationed within the Philippine Islands. He was very proud to be acknowledged as a veteran of the Second World Struggle.
On September 18, 1948, he married Ramona Jean Gordon within the Lutheran Church in Bergen. Collectively, they had been blessed with 5 kids: Diane, Trudy, Karen, Linda and David.
Allen cultivated together with his father for a few years. In 1969 he bought Mork’s {Hardware} which grew to become often called Al’s Our Personal {Hardware} Retailer in Clarkfield. Al was often called the native repairman, and he at all times stated that the native women appreciated to name him to repair something that wanted fixing and they might make sure that they’d freshly baked cookies for him. He was as trustworthy, humble, reliable and sort as they arrive. His motto was, “If you cannot say one thing good, do not say something in any respect!”
Through the years he has loved fishing, bowling, horseshoe driving, enjoying pinochle, particularly with the fellows at Duane Morland’s farm, and spending time at Lake Minnewaska. He realized to play golf in his 50s, which turned out to be a ardour he grew to become excellent at and performed till the age of 93. His pleasure and pleasure had been his kids and their spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-great. -small kids. Through the years, he took pleasure in looking for the appropriate birthday card for every of his kids, their spouses and grandchildren. He made certain they obtained them in time for his or her birthday. Over the previous 5 years, he is realized how you can maneuver Fb, which has helped him sustain with household occasions, and you may incessantly discover him commenting on their posts.
Allen is survived by his kids: Diane (Loren) Norgaard of Glenwood/Goodyear, Arizona, Karen (Mark) Renneke of Northfield, Linda (Ben) Lewison of Maple Lake and David (Sharon) Cornelius of Clarkfield; grandchildren: Erik Norgaard, David Norgaard, Rachel (Jason) Aus, Nick (Gwen) Shaw, Ryan (Alison) Renneke, Sarah (Mitch) Garrison, Amanda (Ben) Dietrich, Jason (Kirsten) Lewison, Trina Lewison Lavigne, Jeremy Lewison, Lynn (Brandon) Groenhoff, and Joshua Cornelius; brother, Donny (Delores) Cornelius; son-in-law, Scott Shaw, and sister-in-law, Elaine Cornelius. He was the proud great-grandfather of 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Al was predeceased by his spouse, Ramona; dad and mom, Conrad and Amanda Cornelius; daughter, Trudy (Cornelius) Shaw; granddaughter, Jennifer Shaw Leigh; grandson, Joseph Cornelius; brothers, Clinton (Eleanor) Cornelius and Galen Cornelius; sisters, Darlene (Reuben) Sather and Shirley (Stan) Lynne. Allen suffered from a extreme case of shingles for about 4 years. It will be his want that anybody who has had rooster pox and is in danger for shingles will get vaccinated in order that nobody has to undergo like him.
Preparations are with JH Lynner Funeral Dwelling in Clarkfield. www.jhlynner.com.

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