Esther F., Cornelius, 106, of Elk River, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota Nursing Program, she was a faculty member of the Metropolitan Medical Center and of several different nursing organizations. She was instrumental in the Red Cross Blood Bank and spent several years at the University of Michigan during World War II. She was a member of the Golden Valley Gold Tones.
The funeral service was held Sunday, Feb. 27, at Gearty Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel. Interment was in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Elk River. Memorials are preferred to Golden Valley Lutheran Church.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Miss Cornelius was preceded in death by brothers, Fredrick, Herman, Alfred, Albert, William, and Elroy; and sister, Gertrude.