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Oliver Daniel Cornelius Jr.

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Ollie D. Cornelius Oliver Daniel Cornelius, Jr. made peace with his Lord and crossed over the river to his new camping ground on March 11, 2012. After a long battle with esophageal cancer he has found peace and rest from his suffering. He was born on January 1, 1947 in Fargo, North Dakota, the youngest of five children. He was well known as a baseball pitcher in the American Legion Baseball League in Fargo. In January of 2011 he was inducted into the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1979 he moved to Austin, Texas where he achieved his Real Estate license and worked as an Apartment Locator until his retirement in 2010. In 1994 he met Sue Mankin and they married in 1999. Ollie was well known for his love of music, camping, his beautiful yard, and Longhorn football. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver, Sr. and Ann Cornelius, sister Janice Falk, nephew Lannie Kornelius, and father- in-law Jack Stegall. He is survived by his wife Sue, her sons Davie and Paul Mankin, and two Maltese dogs Gypsy and Halo, mother-in-law Percy Stegall, sisters Carol Chamberlain and husband Jerry, Connie Zettel, Donna Kornelius and husband Leroy, brother-in-law Ronald Falk, and many nieces and nephews. Thanks and gratitude to his nurses and doctors at ADC, Hospice Austin, and Christopher House. Special love and thanks to Dr. Shubhada Shrikhande, Dr. Thomas Brown, and Dr. Brian Hoffmann. Memorial services will be announced at a later date in Austin and Fargo. Memorials can be made to Hospice Austin, Christopher House, or the Fargo American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 2664, Fargo, ND 58108.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Mar. 18, 2012
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