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Robert Cornwell, Sr.

1935 - 2017

Robert Virgil Cornwell Sr. age 81 of Rogers Township
passed away April 8, 2017 at home.

He was born October 12, 1935 in Detroit
to Virgil and Mary (DuVall) Cornwell,

Robert married Katherine May Fleming on July 31, 1955 in Alpena while
serving in the Michigan National Guard, Following his retirement from
General Motors, they moved up to Rogers City in 2001. Bob enjoyed
hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, square dancing and calling, painting,
carving wooden walking sticks and taking walks in the woods,
A memorable time in his life was when he played Earl Young in the
documentary, The Wizard of Boulder Park.

He is survived by:
his wife, Katherine;
2 children, Debra (Mike) Kehrer of Westland and
Robert (Julie) Cornwell Jr. of Highland;
5 grandchildren, Crisandra Welch, Robert Welch Jr., Ezra Roth,
Emily Cornwell, and Michael Kehrer Jr.;
2 great grandchildren, Dillion Welch and Aiden Kehrer,;
2 step brothers, David (Joyce) Cornwell and Delbert Cornwell; and
a step sister, Diane (Joe) Hamilton.

He was preceded in death by:
his parents;
2 sisters, Elvina and Dorothy; and
his canine friend, Rocky.

A memorial service will take place down state at a later date.

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Robert Cornwell, Sr. – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI