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Richard Lee Cornwell Stanton Richard (Dick) L. Cornwell, age 78, of Stanton, MI (Formerly of Holt, MI), died Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. Richard was born September 24, 1934 in Holt, the son of Clayton Donald and Thelma (Simington) Cornwell. After graduating high school, he served his country in the US Army in Korea. He married Mary M. Marks on April 19, 1957 in Holt. For several years he worked as a mason and brick layer in Lansing and Holt. Dick was a proud member of The American Legion, Post 238, in Holt and the VFW in Sheridan, MI. Richard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary; his children, Tara Cornwell of Lansing, Lorrie (Darrell) Polinkus of Bellingham, WA, Clayton Cornwell (Dna) of Stanton, Lance (Sarah) Cornwell of Holt; his grandchildren, Brook, Holly, Christopher, Samantha, Alexandra, Melissa and Christine; and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Della Altscheffel, Jane Cummings and Losia Marks; and many nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, brother (Merle), and sister (Barb). A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, January 24 at the Barden Funeral Home in Stanton, with Berniece R. Sorrels, Associate Ministry Pastoral Leader at Faith Lutheran Church in Sidney, officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross. Condolences may be left for the family online at

Published in Lansing State Journal on Jan. 20, 2013
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