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Priscilla L. Cornelius

March 4, 1930 — April 3, 2023

Formerly of Sheboygan

Priscilla L. Cornelius

Priscilla L. Cornelius, 93, formerly of Sheboygan, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 3, 2023, at Carver Ridge Senior Living, Carver, MN.

Priscilla was born on March 4, 1930, in Seymour, WI to Charles Sr. and Minnie (Noel) Golonka. Priscilla graduated from Seymour High School and attended West Suburban School of Nursing through Wheaton College. On September 18, 1954, Priscilla married her best friend, Vern Cornelius. They spent the next 64 years together living in Sheboygan, WI where Priscilla worked as a nurse at St. Nicholas Hospital.

Priscilla was a member of the Sheboygan Evangelical Free Church where she loved to serve. She especially enjoyed welcoming visitors to the church and helping them connect.  Priscilla was a faithful member of the Ladies Wednesday morning Bible Study and active in Forever Young.

Her children, grandchildren, family members, and friends remember Priscilla’s kindness, her generosity and her willingness to help others. She loved having her family together to celebrate holidays and birthdays. One of the things her family appreciated most about her was that she made each person’s visit extra special by having their favorite foods prepared for them while they were home. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren—taking them to Noah’s Ark, going to watch them at their sports games and band concerts, or just taking them strawberry picking at her favorite strawberry patch.

Priscilla is survived by her daughter, Mary Jo (Jay) Lorier of Carver, MN; two sons, Steve (Sue) Cornelius of Sheboygan, and John (Deborah) Cornelius of Eden Prairie, MN; eight grandchildren, John (Veronica) Cornelius, James Cornelius, Caitlin (Brandon) Rosenow, Julie (Tyler) Van Fossen, Matt (Meghan) Lorier, Joseph Cornelius, Andrew Cornelius, and Sarah Cornelius; nine great grandchildren: and one sister-in-law, Janice Cornelius.

Priscilla was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Sr. and Minnie (Noel) Golonka; brother, Charles (Dee) Golonka, brother and sister-in-law Dan and Barb Golonka; and two brothers-in-law, John Cornelius, and Wayne Cornelius.

A memorial service to celebrate Priscilla’s life will be held in the Chapel of Eternal Light at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Friday, June 30, 2023 at 12:00pm.

Relatives and friends may greet the family from 11:00 am until the time of service.

A memorial fund is being established in her name for Grace Hospice of Minnesota (gracecaring.org).

For online condolences and additional information please visit www.wenigfh.com. The Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is serving the Cornelius family with arrangements.

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Visitation

Friday, June 30, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Eternal Light at Greenlawn Memorial Park

6706 Superior Ave, Kohler, WI 53044

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Memorial Service

Friday, June 30, 2023

12:00 - 12:45 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Eternal Light at Greenlawn Memorial Park

6706 Superior Ave, Kohler, WI 53044

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