Leon C Cornelissen

Oct. 31, 1950 - Aug. 9, 2023 - Sheboygan, WI

Leon C Cornelissen

Sheboygan WI

Leon C. Cornelissen, age 72, of Sheboygan died on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at Aurora Medical Center Sheboygan County.  He was born, October 31, 1950 son of the late Vernon and Jacqueline (Geniesse) Cornelissen.  
Leon loyally served his country in the United State Military during the Vietnam War.  He was a kind hearted man who was compassionate for others, always lending a helping hand, and giving to those in need.  
All about fun and enjoying life in the great outdoors, Leon loved trips to the lake fishing, boating, tubing, water skiing, hunting, and camping.  Laughter was always part of his conversations and was a master at telling “dad jokes”. 
Leon is survived by his children, Megan (Bruce) George and Timothy (Tracy) Cornelissen; several grandchildren; sister,  Darlene (Gerald) Margraf; and many other nieces, nephews, friends and family.  
Leon was preceded death by his brothers, Kevin Cornelissen and infant brother Timothy Cornelissen; his first wife Mary Harpling Cornelissen and second wife Linda Smith Cornelissen.
Private services are being held for Leon and burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chilton with military honors at a later date.    


A few weeks ago, the world lost someone whom I have only received praise, appreciation for, and accolades of his kind heart and generous caring nature. There is not one person I have come in contact with who has stated otherwise. My father was a meaningful and present member of his tight-knit community. I will forever be grateful for the fun and laughter he brought into my life. May he rest in peace and shine his light in heaven brightly for all who will be missing his glow. Dad, thanks for the jokes and fun conversations. I miss them already. Glad you are pain free and seated beside all whom you love and have lost yourself. God bless your soul. Sending much love up to you.

Megan Leanda Cornelissen (Daughter ) 2023-09-06 14:10:42

The world sure lost a kind soul. You will be greatly missed not only by myself but your step grandkids. They miss you and speak of you often. We are thankful for all the memories we did get to share with you. You will not be forgotten. Fly high and find comfort in being united with your true love- Linda. Rest in peace.

Kelly Mueller (Stepdaughter) 2023-08-24 17:56:14

Leon was a kind hearted and loving man to my mom (Linda) and our family. I will never forget the times we had together, but know he is now together again with my mom. Rest in piece Leon??

Nikki Hansen (Stepdaughter) 2023-08-21 15:59:13

Leon, I still remember you coming over to my parents house playing cards, the laughs and stories. I will always remember you cuz, love. Say HI to Mom and Dad and I'm sure they made room at the card table for you already!

Sheila Eagle (Cornelissen) (1st cousin) 2023-08-17 20:34:58

RIP Leon, you won't be forgotten.

Dan DeTroye (Brother VietNam Veteran) 2023-08-16 07:07:29

I will miss him. I always looked forward to seeing him and playing cards with him at my mom and dad’s house.

Chad margraf (Nephew) 2023-08-15 18:59:09

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