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David Allen Cornelius
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    22296 A Henning Road
    Danville, IL 61834

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“DiAnna, Megan & Scott, We have so many memories that we share with each of you. Dave's smile, laugh and goodness will forever remain in our heats. ...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: April Mayberry - Hoopeson, IL

“Will always remember Davey's athletic abilities. He was a natural. Our sincere sympathy to you Dianna. Blessings to you.....Coach Doty ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy Doty - Murray, KY

“Diana:Dave lived most of his Lincoln School years about four or five houses down Main Street from my house. We had lots of fun playing and getting...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Don & Lisa Smith - Marion, IL

“Dear DiAnna and family, DiAnna we are so sorry to hear of Daves passing. With us living in Indiana we did not know of his passing until it was too...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Bruce and Katie Butts - Ambia, IN

“DiAnna and family, I am sorry to hear of Dave's illness and your loss. I met Dave at a Cornelius family reunion at Pells Park and felt an instant...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Steve Cornelius - Sheboygan, WI

“DiAnna and family I am so sorry for your loss...I grew very close to your family in the short time of taking care of him in the hospital. May God...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Charly, Future,and Zion - Urbana, IL

“Dear DiAnna and Family,You have our deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. Unfortunately we have to be out of town during the time of the...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Pat & Jerry Northam - Hoopeston, IL

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to you DiAnna and your family. Dave was avery good working friend at FMC and the time working together there willalways...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: James & Christa Reed

“In Friendship and Caring, My Condolences/Sympathy is with you now Then Words Alone Can Tell.... For Those Who Shared His Friendship Share Your Recent...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Eric Laird - Cheneyville, IL

“From my family to yours! Your all in our thoughts during this time. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Emily Miethe - Danville, IL

“DiAnna and family, Sorry to hear of Dave's passing. May you find peace with all your wonderful memories while you are going through this hard time. I...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Luanne Warner - Tilton, IL

“This is for your dad! :) ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Sarah Schroeder - Danville, IL

“DiAnna, We will sure miss Dave and his Saturday morning visits. He was one of a kind, a really great guy. We are truly sorry for your loss. If you...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Eric & Erik, Pampered Pet Grooming - IL

“DiAnna & family, Dave and I were so sorry to hear of Dave's illness and now his passing. You and your family will be in our prayers through this...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Bell - Watseka, IL - friend

“Dianna, was so sorry to hear of Dave's illness and prayed for you and him every day. May Gods strength be with you and your family thru these times. ...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Peter Shide - Sheldon, IL

“Dear Diane, Megan & Scott; You are in our prayers. We love you all!!! ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Joe & Marcia Mayberry - IL

“Dear Diane, Meghan, Scott and family; I'm so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Even though it has been years without contact I always knew me...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Joey Mayberry & family - Davis, IL

“Dear Diana, I just happened to get online and learned of Dave's passing. I had no idea of Daves illiness. Earl always thought and spoke highly of...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Kathy Cornell - Kannapolis, NC

“So sorry for your loss. Much LOVE! Stephen & Mary Vogel ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Stephen Vogel - Henning, IL

“Prayers being sent your way for your loss. I remember the good times we all had together. Know he is in God's loving hands and he will always be...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Lynn Hudson - Durango, CO

“DiAnna, So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Dave. You have my deepest heart felt sympathy. Thinking of you! Love Mike ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Green - Rossville, IL

“DiAnna, I am so sorry for you and the family. Dave was so nice to us last Thanks Giving and Christmas when mom and I were there at the family farm....Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Judy Casper - Gilman, IL

“DiAnna, Megan & Scott, I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful man. My mom & I send our hearfelt condolences during this trying time...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Joan Johnson - Hoopeston, IL

“We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He will be always be loved and missed by us all. ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Phillip & Abby McDonald - IL

“So sorry to hear of Daves passing . Prayers and thought are with you the family God Bless ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: rod gaddis

“I was so sorry to hear about Dave. While Growing up on West Penn, we had many games of baseball and basketball. Dave was a super guy. Don Shields ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Don Shields - PHOENIX, AZ

David Allen Cornelius, 59, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away surrounded by his family at 5:40 P.M. Sunday December 23, 2012 at his home in Hoopeston, IL. He was born January 29, 1953 in Paxton, IL, the son of George and Shirley (Boehme) Cornelius. He married DiAnna Longfellow on May 23, 1987 in Cissna Park, IL. She survives in Hoopeston.
He is also survived by his mother Shirley Cornelius of Hoopeston, IL; one daughter Megan (Mike) Gagnon of Danville, IL; one son Scott Cornelius of Hoopeston, IL; two sisters Vickie (Bill) Misner of Hoopeston, IL and Peggy Pajor of Danville, IL; two grandchildren Bodyn and Maya Gagnon, one niece and six nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father George Cornelius.
Dave worked for Food Machinery Corporation in Hoopeston for 32 years. He later worked for Bunge Milling Inc. in Danville, IL. He was currently employed by Greene Galvanized Stairs in East Lynn, IL. Dave was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman who enjoyed bow hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and especially his two grandkids.