Dr. Fred M. Cornell

Dr. Fred M.  Cornell III, 88, of Belleville, IL, born Sunday, May 6, 1923, in Saint Louis, MO, died Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Dr. Cornell III was a  Retired Presbyterian Pastor for Mountainberg Presbyterian Church, Mountainberg, AR; Owensville Presbyterian Church, Owensville, MO; Boeffe Presbyterian Church, Jerald, MO; First United Presbyterian Church of Belleville, IL (1959-1988); Supply Pastor Concordia UCC, Belleville, IL (1988-2004).  He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, IL, Belleville Optimist Club, Moderator of the Alton Presbytery, Racial Harmony Group, President of Kinder College Board, various Boards & Offices and a U.S. Navy WWII veteran. He received his degrees from McCormick University, Southern Illinois University & Eden Seminary.

He was preceded in death by his:

  •  First Wife: Audrey Cornell
  •  Son: F. Paul Cornell
  •  Parents: Fred M. and Margaret nee Kelly Cornell Jr.
  • Brother: Arthur B. Cornell

Surviving are his:

  •  Wife: Barbara Eichenlaub Cornell nee Utke of Belleville, IL
  •  Son: John H. (Kimberly) Cornell of Belleville, IL
  •  Step-sons:
    • John Eichenlaub of O'Fallon, IL
    • Mark (Karen) Eichenlaub of Freeburg, IL
  •  Grandchildren:
    • Kristin (Stanton) Broadway
    • Joshua Cornell
    • Ellie Eichenlaub
    • C.J. Eichenlaub
    • Nathan Eichenlaub
  • Sister-in-Law: Betty Cornell
  • Niece: Ann (Mike) Rutledge of Tampa, FL
  • Nephews:
    •  Fred M. (Susan) Cornell of Shrewsburg, MO
    • Arthur (Cecilia) Cornell of Springfield, IL

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the Paul Cornell Scholarship Fund at First United Presbyterian Church

Visitation:  Friends may call Monday June 6, 2011 from 5-8 pm, at First United Presbyterian Church, 1303 Royal Heights Road, Belleville, IL 62223

Funeral:  Mermorial service will be held Tuesday June 7, 2011 at 11 am, at First United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, IL with Rev. Dr. Blythe Denham-Kieffer officiating.

Condolences left for Dr. Fred M. Cornell:

    My sincere condolences to Barbara and the rest of the Cornell family. Fred was an interesting person and a leader in the Mens' Bible Class at First United. His Biblical knowledge, experience and sense of humor will be missed by all.

    Les O'Neal Fairview Heights Illinois 62208

    Barbara & John, Prayers for each of you and your families abound.

    I can just visualize Rev. Fred up in heaven having a deep discussing with God and the disciples (of which he was a great one who helped teach me the love of the Lord).

    One of my best memories are of he and Paul with his fishing boat crossing Lake-of-the-Woods rescuing a bunch of high school girls on our mission trip to Wisconsin & Canada. This included waking-up and going out of our tents to see that it had snowed during the night (this was July)!

    With each loss there is new life. Enjoy the newly adopted baby!

    Rejoice, Fred is with our Lord!

    Dee Friedewald McCarty Belleville IL 62221

    Susan & Bill Launius

    susan launius belleville il 62226

    Fred was a great man who truly "Lived The Faith". The residents at St. Pauls Apartments enjoyed his inspiring sermons. They looked forward to his visits. He will be missed. My sincere sympathy to his family. God bless.

    Patricia Sullivan Belleville iL 62220