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Lee R. Corneliuson was called home to Heaven peacefully on August 28, 2022.
Lee R. Corneliuson was called home to Heaven peacefully on August 28, 2022 at the age of 77. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Elizabeth (nee Hegerty) Corneliuson. Lee was a loving father to David (Jessica) Corneliuson, Chris (Holly) Zeige, John Schultz, Nicole (Bryan) Ireland, Anne (Chris) Heinz, and Kathryn Corneliuson. He was an active Grandpa, aka “Boppy”, to 11 wonderful grandchildren: Emma and Ethan Corneliuson; Paul, Peter and Amanda Zeige; Corban (Ashley), Christopher and Tim Schultz; Abigail Ireland; and Adelynn and Nolan Heinz. He is further survived by his sister Dorothy (Terry) Herder. Both his parents, Lars and Frieda Corneliuson along with his brother, Chester Patten, preceded him in death.
Lee was a man of faith. He belonged to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc for 31 years where he faithfully attended services.
Lee was a family man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren deeply. He always made sure they had their special treats, especially chocolate malts, popsicles and Twizzlers.
He had a close bond with his sister and extended family and friends. They will always be grateful for the wonderful times with him on Okauchee Lake. Lee loved the “lake life” from taking a relaxing pontoon boat ride to taking the kids tubing, and in his younger years, skiing himself.
Lee attended Boy’s Tech and graduated with a degree as an aircraft mechanic and his love for flying led him to pursue his dreams. He served in the Air Force Reserve 440th division during the Vietnam War. During this time, he met his lifelong friend Vic and members of the “Poker Club” who he enjoyed spending time with.
Lee was a corporate pilot for Briggs and Stratton for 35 ½ years. During that time, he shared a special friendship with George and Bill. He enjoyed seeing the younger pilots whom he called his “young lions” develop the skills needed to pursue their dreams. He always had time for “pilot stories.”
Lee lived a blessed and content life. He was a kind, thoughtful and loving man who spoke through few words and many actions (unless it was talking to other pilots). He enjoyed sharing his blessings with others, especially the lake and family get-togethers. In his retirement years, he began to enjoy woodworking and made several beautiful pieces of furniture that we will forever cherish.
He will be forever in our hearts and we are truly grateful for all the wonderful memories we have.
Visitation will take place 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, followed by a service with military honors at 5:30 PM, on Friday, Sept 16, 2022 at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.