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Cornelia Barnes, 87, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
She was born February 22, 1925 to Anthony and Aldegonda (Peerlings) Vleeshouwers in Nipising, Ontario, Canada. She was joined in marriage to Donald Barnes April 5, 1945 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. She worked in obstetrics at Riverview Hospital.
Cornelia is survived by three daughters Kathleen Bates of Wisconsin Rapids, Susan (Scott) McAuley of Wisconsin Rapids, and Elizabeth (Timothy) Savage of Mosinee, eight grandchildren Jodi Alft, Kristine Bates, Jeffrey Bates, Melissa Heili, Jack Nixon, Benjamin McAuley, Nickolas McAuley, and Maggie McAuley; four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, her sister-in-law Gail Vleeshouwers of Wisconsin Rapids, and caring friend Shirley Gerzmehle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald, her sister Gertrude, her brother John, and her son Terry.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Father Jim Altman officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home is serving the family.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Feb. 21, 2013