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Larry Donald Cornelius

March 27, 1943 July 23, 2019
Larry Donald Cornelius
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Larry Donald Cornelius, 76, of Grand Island passed away Tuesday at Brookfield Park Nursing Home in St. Paul, NE with family by his side.
To his friends he was known as ‘Corny’. To his grandkids he was ‘Papa Corn’.

Memorial services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Adam Snoberger officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

Larry was born in Grand Island on March 27, 1943 to Donald and Lenora (Nietfeld) Cornelius. He attended Grand Island Senior High, graduating in 1961. He received an IBM Degree from Parks College in Denver, CO.  

He worked for United American Life Insurance Company as an IBM programmer. Until his retirement, he spent many years as a computer programmer at Chief Industries. After retiring, he spent several years driving shuttles at the Nebraska State Fair.

He was a longtime member and past President of the Platte Duetsche where he made many cherished friends.

Larry enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He liked to experiment with different salsa and pizza recipes. Some of his most memorable times in life were attending his grandkids various school and sports activities. He loved to drive which greatly benefited his grandkids by providing them their own Uber driver.

He is survived by his sons and their spouses, Jeffrey Cornelius of Fort Collins, CO, Brad and Angie Cornelius of Saint Paul, and Brian and Linda Cornelius of Saint Libory; Grandchildren, Jacob, Kallie, Brady, Brennen, and Karley Cornelius;  Sister, Linda (Doug) Adler of Grand Island; brother, Ron Cornelius of Peoria, AZ; and three nephews; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are suggested to the National Kidney Online condolences and memorials may be directed to Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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1:00 PM 7/30/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 7/30/2019 2:00:00 PM
Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel

601 North Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

Visitation one hour prior to service.

Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel
601 North Webb Road Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

Kidney Foundation


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