Sept. 2, 1935 -- Sept. 21, 2018
Jasper Cornwell, 83 of Columbus, formerly of Belgrade, passed away on Sept. 21, 2018, at his home in Columbus.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, at Palmer-Santin Funeral Home in Fullerton with Rev. Vern Olson officiating. Burial will follow at Main Cemetery in Belgrade with military honors by Rathbun-Fehrs American Legion Post 99 of Belgrade and Nebraska Military Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at the funeral home.
Jasper was born Sept. 2, 1935, to William Cecil and Blanche Mildred (Green) Cornwell in rural Boone County. He attended rural Boone County schools before attending Belgrade Public School in the fifth grade. He graduated from Belgrade High School in 1953. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955 and served a tour of duty in France and Germany. On Nov. 19, 1960, he married Patricia Cary at United Methodist Church in Belgrade. They were blessed with four sons: Donald, Douglas, Daniel, and Darrin. Jasper farmed all his life and always lived within five miles of his birth place in Boone County. He was a livestock farmer and known for raising hogs.
He was a member of the Nance County Fair Board and served as president. He was also a member of the Belgrade Cemetery Board and United Methodist Church in Belgrade. He was a dealer of Archer Oil for 35 years and did custom corn shelling for 26 years in partnership with his brother, Bill. He enjoyed traveling, camping, country music, wintering in Texas, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Pat of Columbus; his sons Doug (Lori) of Fullerton, Daniel of Belgrade, and Darrin (Cyndie) of Belgrade; three grandchildren Brittany (Nick) Bertram of Fullerton, Dustin Cornwell of Belgrade, and Kyle Cornwell of Belgrade; two great-grandchildren Reid and Brecken Bertram of Fullerton; brother Bill (Connie) of Albion; and sister Edith (Elmer) Knutson of El Paso, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son Donald; brothers Leslie and James; and sisters Dorothy Channer and Mary Channer.