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LeMoine M Cornelius

March 20, 1924 ~ November 14, 2018 (age 94)

Memorial Services for LeMoine M. Cornelius, of Albert Lea will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, Nov 21, at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. The Reverend Don Malinksy will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Oakland, MN. Friends may visit with family one hour before the service . LeMoine Mervel Cornelius, age 94, of Albert Lea, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his home. LeMoine was born on March 20th, 1924 to Lennie and Isabelle (Wyant) Cornelius. In 1958, he met and made a life with Gloria Haugen and together they raised a son, Mark. LeMoine and Gloria were incredibly dedicated to one another, and, even today, he would look at her picture and remark that he’d never seen a more beautiful face than hers. Following his schooling, LeMoine joined the United States Navy in 1942 and after his honorable discharge, worked for 35 plus years. LeMoine worked as a city to city mail carrier transporting U.S. mail from one city to another. LeMoine also bartended and managed many night clubs. He ended his working years at the age of 86, working as a security guard for the Hormel Foods Co.. He and Gloria were members of and avid volunteers at the Moose Clubs in Austin and Albert Lea, Eagles Clubs, American Legion, Elks Lodge and the VFW. “Moynie” was a gifted musician and played in several bands over the course of his life. There wasn’t an instrument with strings that he couldn’t play! He loved a good country song and to dance to a good band. He will be remembered for his charming social presence, kind and caring manner and his impeccable sense of style. Survivors include his stepson, Mark (Sandra) Haugen, Forest City, IA; two grandchildren, Amanda Haugen, Forest City, IA and Adam Haugen, Forest City, IA; two great grandchildren, Alexis Haugen, Forest City, IA and Kason Haugen, Forest City, IA; sister, Lorraine (Greg Morales) Rosenthal, Roseville, MN; nephews, David Rosenthal, Roseville, MN, Thomas Rosenthal, Austin, MN; niece, Tina Marie (William) Monosmith, Roseville, MN; nieces and nephews in Colorado and Washington, great nieces and nephews, Elizabeth (Josh) Haase, Blooming Prairie, MN, Isaac Rosenthal, Rochester, MN, Joe Morse, Austin, MN, Emily Rosenthal, Austin, MN, Oliver and Leo Monosmith, Roseville, MN; great nephew, Cade Haase, Blooming Prairie, MN. He is preceded in death by his loving companion of more than 50 years, Gloria Haugen, his father, Lenny Cornelius, his mother and stepfather, Isabelle and Carl Anderson, brothers, Lloyd Cornelius, Dale Cornelius and Merle Cornelius; and his brother-in-law, Darrell Rosenthal.

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