Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
William Sylvester Cornell


  William S. Cornell, 75, of Beaverton, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at the Aleda M. Lutz, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born Feb. 6, 1926, to Frank and Maude (Mound) Cornell in Beaverton. On Dec. 7, 1965 he married Nettie (Yager) Cornell. He was a carpenter and was employed with Bectal Power, Midland. William was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. He was a veteran serving in WWII with the United States Air Force. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 7303 and Olson Community Church in Midland.

  William is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Nettie Cornell of Beaverton; one daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Brad Leosh of Oscoda, sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Sue Cornell of Beaverton, Duane and Paula Cornell of Saginaw and Tim and Susette Cornell of Reed City; grandchildren, Hayli Kirby, Heather Leosh, Heath Leosh, Justin, Jason and Briana Cornell, Lisa, Shane and Kolette Cornell, Tosanna Regan and Christopher Regan; great-grandchildren, Sydney Leosh, Devon Kirby and Alexis Cornell; sisters, Hazel White of Beaverton, Kate Stillwagon of Beaverton, Helen Yager of Shields, June Buck of Gladwin, Viola Silence of Panama Beach, Fla. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. .

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 09/20/2001. Name: William Sylvester Cornell}
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Beaverton Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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