Russel L. Cornelius, 60, of De Pere, died Wednesday May 16, 2012 at a local hospital. The son of the late Clayton and Arletta (Cornelius) Cornelius, Sr., was born March 10, 1952 in Green Bay.
Russel was a longtime member of Oneida United Methodist Church. He worked for U.S. Plant Foods in Seymour and later in transportation and maintenance for the Oneida Nation.
Survivors include his sisters, Christine Stevens, De Pere, Debra Cornelius, De Pere, Sandra Stevens, Oneida, Eleanora and Wesley Smith, Oneida, his uncle, Walter Cornelius, Seymour, and his cousin, Myron Cornelius, De Pere, and brother-in-law, Charlie Skenandore, Oneida, as well as nieces and nephews, Aleanora, Arletta, Melanie, Shelbie, Debbie, Joseph, Amanda, Troy, Chad, and his Godchildren, Aleanora, Tyler, and Lance. He is also survived by great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin sister, Roxana "Annie" Skenandore, two brothers, Clayton Jr., and Allan, brother-in-law, Abraham Stevens, nephews, Archie Stevens, Jr., and Clayton III.
Family and friends may call at Oneida United Methodist Church, N. 3067 Freedom Road, Oneida from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Sunday May 20, 2012. Oneida Hymn Singing will begin at 6:30 pm with a parish prayer service to be held at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue after 10:00 am Monday at the church until time of service. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Monday at the church with Rev. Earl L. Smith, officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. RYAN FUNERAL HOME of De Pere is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Cornelius Family.
The family extends a special thank you to Pastor Earl L. Smith and Eldred and Becky Nicholas, as well as ICU, Doctors and Nurses and Cancer Care at St. Mary's Hospital for their care and support.
Read Russel Cornelius's Obituary and Guestbook on www.ryanfh.com.