John J. Cornell Sr.

John J. Cornell Sr.

Stoughton – John J. Cornell Sr. , age 78, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

He was born February 2, 1941, in Milwaukee to the late Darrell and Helen (Surfus) Cornell. J

ohn was active in his spiritual life, as he lived his for his Savior. He proudly served his country in the Navy as a medic from 1958-1962 and continued his service in the Army in Germany from 1963-1966. He married Karen Plaumann on October 5, 1966. He loved his family, relaxing outdoors in nature, and loved to dance. John was a man who gave his all in everything he did. He was an accountant, and for a number years also provided care in various capacities to others. John retired from the State of Wisconsin.
John is survived by his wife of 52 years Karen; 3 children John (Bonnie) Cornell, Jeffrey Cornell, Kari (Peter) Potkay; granddaughter Ashley Cornell; 5 brothers Thomas, Robert, Michael, Richard and Mark; he is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. John is preceded in death by his parents; siblings Mary Jane, Darrell, James, William, Patrick and Terry Lee.

A funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday February 16, 2019 at ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1708 W. 6th Ave. Brodhead, with Rev. Charles Learman presiding. A luncheon will follow the service, and burial with Military honors will be in Lutheran Cemetery South in Stoughton. Visitation will be from 9:30 until the funeral at the church on Saturday.

John’s family would like to thank the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for their kind attention and compassion while he was in their care.

Cress Funeral and Cremation Service
206 W Prospect St. Stoughton
608-873-9244

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