Robert LeRoy Cornett



Robert Cornett, 85, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Grand Oaks Nursing Center.

Bob was born on Nov. 22, 1928 in Blockton, Iowa. He married Betty Jane Gardner on Nov. 23, 1946 in Baldwin.

Bob and Betty had four children, Robert and (Tania) Cornett, of Ludington, William and (Fay) Cornett of Lennon, Becky and (Bruce) Mortensen of Ludington and Bonnie (Joe) Gardner of Baldwin; 12 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Bob worked on the railroad for a couple of years. He then went on to work as Supervisor of Maintenance and Custodial Services for Baldwin Community Schools. Bob starteed his service to the school district in 1950. Bob also drove school bus and coached Little League baseball teams beginning in 1962.

Surviving him besides his children are one sister, Donna and (Randall) Overstreet of Hastings, MN and a half brother, Sam Smith of MN.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Betty, two sisters, Beverly and Betty, one brother, Billy and two granddaughters, Kellie and Christina.

Services were held for Bob at the Baldwin Congregational Church on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Bruce Whitney officiating.