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Pat Cornish
August 1, 1934 - October 25, 2020

Pat Cornish, 86, of Oelwein passed away Sunday October 25, 2020 at Oelwein Healthcare Center.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Sunday November 1, 2020 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral services will begin at 1:30 PM on Monday November 2, 2020 at Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home with Chaplain Al Biere officiating.  Inurnment will be in Fontana Cemetery at Hazleton at a later date.  A memorial fund has been established. 

Due to state and federal guidelines on gatherings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is required.  Those in attendance are required to wear a mask.

Patricia Rae Cornish was born in Waterloo on August 1, 1934 to parents Albert and Irene (Card) Campbell.  She attended school in Waterloo.  On May 11, 1952 she was united in marriage with Roland Cornish in Ft. Collins, CO.  They later divorced.  Pat was a mother, cook and waitress.  Over the years she managed and owned several restaurants, including Ma’s Tiny Café in Hazleton.  Pat was a member of The Emma Arnold Memorial Society with both the Methodist and Presbyterian churches in Hazleton.  She had been a correspondent with the Oelwein Daily Register.  She initiated the Santa Bag program for the children of Hazleton and was a member of the Coffee Club in Hazleton.

Left to celebrate Pat’s life are her children: Irenee (Lynn) Landis of Oelwein, Vickie (Larry) Freese of Omaha, Sonia (Jerald) Burco of Oelwein, Kim (Dennis) Sorge of Randalia, Mark (CoeAnn) Cornish of Oelwein and Jamie (Robert) Greenley of Hazleton; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her siblings: Peg Hinman of Charleston, SC and Royce Campbell of Owasso, OK.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother Norma Campbell; daughter Elizabeth Cornish; step-brothers: Merwyn and Kenneth Schug. 


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Shannon & Debbie Hershey on November 3, 2020 at 12:04 PM said:

We are so very sorry to hear your Mother has passed. She had a great friendship with Shannon's mom, Maxine. Many memories were made. She was a very nice lady. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. May she rest in peace.
Terri Fauser Kauten on November 2, 2020 at 8:21 AM said:

I have a lot of memories of Pat. She was always kind and always had a smile on her face. My deepest condolences go out to the entire family. I pray that all the great memories you have of Pat get you through the rough days ahead. RIP Pat!
Ellen Gaffney on October 28, 2020 at 4:22 PM said:

I will always remember how kind and
thoughtful Pat was and what a beautiful smile
she had. May She Rest In Peace.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on October 28, 2020 at 3:03 PM said:

Sincere condolences. We will be saying prayers for Pat & may she rest in peace.

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