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Leonard Earl Cornelison

October 23, 1921 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 96)

Leonard Earl Cornelison, 96, passed away December 29, 2017 at The Center at Parkview.  He was born October 23, 1921 to Earl and Grace (Cook) Cornelison at Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Leonard served in the Navy, Pacific Fleet, as an Aviation Machinists during WWII.  He went to work as a supervisor, at the John Deere Waterloo Tractor works, retiring after 30 years.  Leonard loved bowling and was enrolled into the Iowa Bowlers Hall of Fame.  He is survived by his first wife, Betty and their children Terry Cornelison, Steven (Danita) Cornelison, Lynn (Mark) VerSteegt, Vicki Murphy, Mary Lou Bittle and step-son, Michael (Dee) Kruger, 12 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents;  second wife, Roma Cornelison and sisters, Enid Wilson, Vera Comer and Leah Larrabee.  A Memorial Service will be held on May 12, 2018 in Waterloo, Iowa.    Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home.  Condolences may be left at

Memorial Service
May 12, 2018

11:00 AM
Garden of Memories
3669 Logan Ave
Waterloo, IA 50703

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