Dorothy Emma Cornell died on May 4, 2019 at the age of 94. She
was born on February 22, 1925 in Owen, WI to Emil and Kathryn
(Samson) Wachsmuth. Dorothy was married to Ray Cornell on
September 8, 1945 in Hannibal, WI. Together they worked the
family farm while raising their twelve children. As a long-time
resident of the Gilman, WI community, she was known for her kind
generosity, supportive care, community service, her skill in the
kitchen and quilting. She loved to stay connected with her family,
neighbors and friends.
She is survived by 10 children, Sandra, Steven (Carolynn), Pamela,
Timothy (Kathleen), Kenneth (Dinah), Nancy (Gene), Theodore,
Bradly (Leslie), Dewey (Judy) and Kelly (Pat), plus 34
grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren
and her brother Leo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two children Marc and
Carol, twelve brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ladysmith, WI. Visitation
will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 pm prior to the memorial talk at 2:
00 pm. There will be a future announcement regarding a
remembrance for Dorothy to be held on August 3, 2019 at the
Jump River Community Center.