Ricky James Cornell

September 8, 1954April 5, 2019

Ricky James Cornell date of birth September 8, 1954, passed away April 5, 2019. Born in Lansing, MI to Elmer and Bertha Cornell predeceased by his parents; grandson, Evan James Cornell; and father in-law, Richard Ruthruff. Rick is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Deborah Cornell; two sons, Keith Cornell and Kevin (Diana) Cornell; six grandsons, Jacob, Shane, Austin, Jarrod, Justin and Nathaniel; siblings, Linda, Art and Wanda; mother in-law, Jean Ruthruff; two sister in-laws, Gale (Fred) Schmitz and Dawn Ruthruff; brother in-law, Terry (Judy) Ruthruff as well as many nieces, nephews, friends, family and his loving dog Bart. Rick retired from GM after 30 years of service doing line work. Rick loved to hunt and do woodworking as well as spending time at his cabin in Baldwin, MI. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.


27 April

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm

UAW Local 652

426 Clare St.
Lansing, MI 48917


Ricky James Cornell

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Pat Chapman - Wing

April 14, 2019

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ray Easton

April 10, 2019

Keith and Family,

Sorry to hear about you Dad.
These are toughies.

Jackie and Ray Easton

Debra Brown-Janner

April 9, 2019

I have many memories of Ricky & his family. We grew up in the same neighborhood. He was a good friend! RIP Rick, you will be missed.

Ken Doolittle

April 8, 2019

I have shared many conversations with Rick over the years, mostly about his family or his dogs. Sometimes it was hard to tell which he had the most pride in. If you were to look in the dictionary under the word friend you would find Ricks picture. The world is a lesser place without you in it. You will be missed my friend. Till we meet again.

Marian Arrington

April 8, 2019

Rest in Peace Rick.
My prayers and thoughts to your family.