Helen Louise Cornwell, 89, of Greeley, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, surrounded by
her family, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg. She was born on March 14, 1933, the
daughter of Frank and Alta (Cole) Bolsinger on the family farm near Colesburg. Helen was raised and
educated in the Colesburg area and attended Colesburg High School.
In 1950 Helen was united in marriage to Walter Bond. Two children, Joyce and William “John”, were born
to this union. Walter passed away in 1962. Helen was united in marriage to Clair “Corny” Cornwell on July
20, 1968, in Manchester. Two children, Brian and Alta, were born to this union. Clair and Helen raised their
children in the Greeley area.
Helen was a housewife and also enjoyed working at Trademark Homes for many years. She also worked
for many years at the Greeley Senior Meal Center. Helen loved working in her flower gardens and taking
care of her yards. She made many quilts over the years and always looked forward to taking bus trips with
her husband, Clair. She also loved playing Euchre and Aggravation with her family. Helen loved attending
family events and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children, Brian (Stephanie) Cornwell and Alta Dorothy (Terry) Kloser, both of
Greeley; a son-in-law, Ronnie Willie of Garber; a daughter-in-law, Linda Bond of Independence; 9
grandchildren, Tammy Funk, Tonya (Phil) Wille, Jason (Mary) Bond, Danielle (Quinton) Neilsen, Stacey
(Ryan) Adams, Cory Kloser, Aaron Kloser, Kaitlyn Kloser; 13 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-
grandchildren; and sisters-and brothers-in-law, Darlene Cornwell of Wadena, Jean Cornwell of Greeley,
Nancy Cornwell of Greeley, Pat (Dan) Elledge of Colesburg, and Doug (Carol) Cornwell and Joyce (Erlin)
Cooksley all of Buffalo, Missouri; a very special friend, Deidre Tibbott of Greeley; and many nieces and
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands, Walter Bond and Clair Cornwell; her two
children, Joyce Willie and William “John” Bond; and her siblings, Lulu Robbins, Florence Davis, Elizabeth
Horstman, Addie Radabaugh, Blanche Staebler, Gladys Cole, Irene Hansel, Elmer Bolsinger, Clarence
Bolsinger, Lorence “Bill” Bolsinger and Glen Bolsinger.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at United Methodist Church in Greeley, Iowa,
with Rev. Mary Green presiding.
Visitation Service: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in
Edgewood, Iowa. Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.
Interment: Grant View Cemetery- Greeley, Iowa.