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Donald A. Cornwell

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Donald A. Cornwell

Des Moines

Donald A. Cornwell, 90, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Sunny View Nursing Home in Ankeny. He was born October 13, 1922 to Harry and Orpha Cornwell in Ankeny.

Donald graduated from Ankeny High School and served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was a farmer until 1963 and retired as a mechanic from Caldwell & Hartung Trucking in 1984. Donald was a member of Ankeny First United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 42.

Donald is survived by his son, Donald O. (Kathy); grandchildren, Stacy, Jay (Lacey), and Nevin Cornwell; and great-grandchildren, Mckinley and Owen Cornwell, all of Iowa; son, Dale (Charla); and grandson, Loren Cornwell, all of Ohio; daughter, Joyce Brown (Jeff) of Ohio; and grandchildren, Christa of Georgia, and Craig Brown of Ohio; and his sister, Olive Saini of California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy in 2010; parents; brother, J Cornwell; and sister, Ruth Hecker.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue, with burial at Greenwood Friends Cemetery. Friends may visit with family from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

In loving memory of Donald, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 42, 521 SW 3rd Street, Ankeny, IA 50021.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 28, 2013
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