William Chester Cornwell
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William Cornwell, 83, was born in Saylor Township, Iowa on February 28, 1930 to Chester and Marie Cornwell. He passed away August 21, 2013 at his home in Des Moines, Iowa.
William was an Army Veteran, proudly serving his country from 1951 to 1953. He retired from Meredith Corporation as a Pressman in 1991. William enjoyed playing cards and fishing.
William is survived by his children, Bruce Cornwell, Beverly Randell, Brenda Densmore and Becky Bennett; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and his brother, Ray Cornwell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty and siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2013 at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue, Des Moines, with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 9662 in loving memory of William.
Condolences for the family may be offered online at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Hamilton's Funeral Home
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Published in Des Moines Register on Aug. 25, 2013