Wilford F. ‘Smokey’ Cornwell
Wilford F. “Smokey” Cornwell, 72, Wild Rose, brother of a
Junction City man, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Wild
Rose Manor in Wild Rose.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16,
at Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, with the Rev. Ted Lewandowski officiating.
Military rites will follow the service. Burial will be at a later date in the
Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Saturday
until the service.
Condolences may be offered online at
Mr. Cornwell was born May 23, 1943, in Wisconsin Rapids, a
son of the late Orville and Gladys (Fogel) Cornwell.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He worked in the recycling business for many years.
He was an avid cribbage player.
Survivors include one son, Brian Cornwell, Texas; one
daughter, Brenda Cornwell, Illinois; nine siblings, Mary (Richard) Earle,
Geraldine Krause, Judith (Gary) McCrossen, Lois Cornwell and Francis “Frank”
(Mary) Cornwell, all of Wisconsin Rapids, Nancy “Nig” (Keith) Gormanson,
Rudolph, Louis “Buck” Cornwell, Vesper, and Raymond Cornwell, Junction City; five
grandchildren; and a special friend, Laura Workowski.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara
Taylor; and six siblings, Helen, Orville “Chuck,” Robert “Bob,” George, Dennis “Red”
and Daniel “Dutch.”