Steven Michael Cornell

January 4, 1951June 20, 2018

Steven M. Cornell, 67, of Bondurant, IA, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Central Iowa V.A. Hospital. Visitation will be on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 9:30-11 a.m at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m., at Ankeny Funeral Home, with a luncheon to follow.

Steven was born on January 4, 1951, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Robert and Barbara (Lewis) Cornell. The family then moved to California where he graduated from Norwalk High School in 1969. Steven enlisted in the United States Army in 1970 and was honorably discharged in 1972. Steven was united in marriage to Ardyth Irene Lawrence on October 31, 2000 in Riverside, California. They made their home back in Bondurant, IA where Steven worked for Mediacom and retired after 32 years. Steven enjoyed bass fishing in his free time and also barbequing or smoker cooking.

Steven is survived by his wife, Ardyth; mother, Barbara E. Cornell of Riverside, CA; brothers: Timothy Cornell of Las Vegas, NV and William Cornell of Norwalk, CA; sister, Linda Sutherimer of Riverside, CA; children: Angela (Anthony) Meyer of West Des Moines, Brian (Manuel) Cornell of Des Moines; step-sons, Michael Baker and Gary Baker; grandchildren: Toni Madyson Meyer, Kennedy Morgan Meyer and Ty Bentley Meyer and step granddaughter, Rebecca Jo Baker. His father, Robert Edward Cornell Jr. (May 4, 1997), preceded him in death.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 4, 2018

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