Robert E. (Bob) Cornell III (65), Born February 17, 1948 to Robert E Cornell II and Claudia (Ritty) Cornell, in Billings Montana, passed away August 23, 2013 due to complications from the Vietnam War
Bob served in the Navy from 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1972. He retired from the Burlington/Santa Fe Railroad. He met Linda Fink Mindt, the love of his life, in Glasgow in 1991. He spent his retirement drag racing across the Western US.
Bob was preceded in death by both sets of Grandparents, 2 Aunts, 2 Uncles, mother-in-law and brother-in-law. He is survived by Linda, his wife of 22 years, his Mother, Father and Father-in-law, two sisters Roxana Kezar, Danielle (Dave) Gulbrandson, brother Vern (JoAnne) Cornell, step daughter Sarah (Bryan) Emborg, step-son Jake Mindt, two nieces Kendra Heiken and Samie Keller and one nephew Bob Cornell. Four grandchildren Isabel, Dylan, Mykayla, Delia. Three grand nieces and one grand nephew, Aunts Sharon and Virginia (Elwin).
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. at the Smith Downtown Chapel, located at 925 South 27 Street.
Memorials may be made to the
, or to DRAW (Drag Racing Association of Women) c/o Rosalee Nobel, #4 Hance Drive, Charleston, IL 61920