Curt Cornils

 

August 23, 2018

Curt was born Curtis Lee Cornils on July 29, 1953 in Kimball, Nebraska. He was the third child of five children born to Venette and Roy Cornils. He lived south of Bushnell, NE and enjoyed working on the farm until he left for college.

Curt attended Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange, Wyoming and graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1976 with a degree in electrical engineering. He later received his Master's degree from Arizona State University.

Curt retired from Motorola/General Dynamics after 36 years and then consulted for W5 Technologies. During those years he earned several patents for his many inventions.

Curt married Jerri Anderson from Pine Bluffs, Wyoming on Sept. 6, 1980. From this union came two wonderful children and two adoring grandchildren who knew him as Papa and loved him dearly. Grand baby number three was born just eight days after Curt's passing.

Curt and Jerri resided in the Phoenix area all of their married life, which would have been 38 years this September.

Curt loved learning new things and spending time with his family and discussing deep Biblical and Scientific truths. He facilitated many small group Bible Studies throughout the years. Curt rarely missed an opportunity to show the Lord's kindness to others.

He began taking piano lessons two years ago and was one of Carol Webb's most inquisitive students, asking questions that had never been posed to her before.

Curt was a certified scuba diver and enjoyed diving with Jerri in Hawaii and the Carribbean. He loved snow skiing and even tried his hand at snowboarding but ended up with a couple of broken ribs.

Curt was an astronomy buff and enjoyed pointing out the constellations on beautiful starry nights in Pinetop.

His dry sense of humor was not appreciated by everyone but Jerri always got his jokes – one reason he fell in love with her.

Curt is survived by his beloved wife, Jerri, his children, Cassidy (J

Curt went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 4, 2018 after a very short battle with pancreatic cancer. He will be missed so very much by so very many.

Curt is survived by his beloved wife Jerri, his daughter, Cassidy and her husband Joel and their three children and a son, Connor; his mother Venette, brothers

Clint and Cortney and sister Connie.

 

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