In Memory

Lester Cornett - Class Of 1941


LESTER CORNETT Valparaiso, Indiana Formerly Hobart Age 85, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at Porter Hospital. He was born April 6, 1923 in Gary, IN, the son of Archibald & Florence (Ponder) Cornett and was raised by his aunt & uncle, Hazel & Bradley Ponder. Lester graduated from Hobart High School, served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines, Australia, New Guinea and Japan and then worked as a carpenter for Carpenters Local #1005 for over 40 years. He was an active member of Hobart First Church of the Nazarene where had served in numerous and varied capacities and served as a volunteer for the Porter Memorial Hospital Guild with his wife. On October 25, 1946 he married Marion Lois McKnight, who preceded him in death in 2006.

Survivors include their 5 children: Theresa "Terri" Hardt of Valparaiso, Cathy Cornett of Houston, TX, Ron (Theresa) Cornett of Houston, TX, Cindy (Terry) Barton of Huntington, IN, Shirlee (Dave) Reeves of Huntington, IN; sister, Betty (Jack) Blossom of Chesterton; 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter. He was also preceded in death by 1 grandson, David Hardt-Robuck; son-in-law, Charles Hardt; 7 brothers, Delbert, Earl, Elmer & Virgil Cornett, Clarence, William & Everett Truett and 1 sister, Ethelyene Hershey.

A funeral service will be held Thursday 11:00 AM at Hobart First Church of the Nazarene, Rev. Gerald Walworth officiating with burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation Wednesday 4 - 8 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso. Memorials may be made to the VNA of Porter County or Porter Hospital Guild. MoellerFuneral

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