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Published March 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Ollie D. Cornelius

Oliver Daniel Cornelius, Jr. made peace with his Lord and crossed over the river to his new camping ground on March 11, 2012.

Oliver Daniel Cornelius, Jr. made peace with his Lord and crossed over the river to his new camping ground on March 11, 2012. After a long battle with esophageal cancer he has found peace and rest from his suffering.

He was born on January 1, 1947 in Fargo, the youngest of five children. With four older sisters some say his dad never stopped celebrating.

He graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1965 and attended NDSU where he excelled in football and baseball. He was well known as a baseball pitcher in the American Legion Base ball League in Fargo. There he set several records as a pitcher and hitter which still stand. In January of 2011 he was inducted into the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame.

In 1979 he moved to Austin, Texas where he achieved his Real Estate license and worked as an Apartment Locator until his retirement in 2010.

In 1994 he met Sue Mankin and they married in 1999. Ollie and Sue shared many exciting adventures and camping trips together. Ollie was well known for his love of music, cooking a great steak, working in his beautiful yard, and Longhorn football.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver, Sr. and Ann Cornelius, sister Janice Falk, nephew Lannie Kornelius, and father-inlaw Jack Stegall.

He is survived by his wife Sue, her sons Davie and Paul Mankin, mother-in-law Percy Stegall, sisters Carol Chamberlain and husband Jerry, Connie Zettel, Donna Kornelius and husband Leroy, brother-in-law Ronald Falk, nieces Shelly Biever, Ann Evenson, Stacey Sebille, and Beth Tacke, nephews Steve Chamberlain, Tyler Falk, and Dr. Terry Falk, and two Maltese dogs Gypsy and Halo.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date in Austin and Fargo. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Austin, Christopher House (Austin, TX), or the Fargo American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 2664, Fargo, ND 58108.

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