Cornelius W. Reuter, 99, went to be with the Lord on Thursday at Lakeland Healthcare and Rehabilitation.
He was born March 7, 1913 in Milford, to Michael and Elma (Berkey) Reuter.
He married Lois E. Reuter on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1937; she preceded him in death on July 9, 2003.
Cornelius was a lifetime Milford resident, graduating with the class of 1931. He was a lifetime farmer and opened an excavating company in 1967, working until his retirement. He was a member of the Bethany Church of the Brethren in New Paris and attended the Sebring Church of the Brethren in Florida. He enjoyed music, playing the violin, was a member of the Melloaires Music Group and enjoyed spending time at their winter home in Sebring, Fla. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by a son, Herbert L. (Pat) Reuter of Milford; three daughters, Roberta J. McDonald and Dorothy L. Kistler, both of New Paris, and Joann E. (Robin) Boyer of Syracuse; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Vernon Reuter; and a sister Wreatha Ammerman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a sister, Myrtle Crouch.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Saturday at Bethany Church of the Brethren in New Paris. The Rev. Timothy Sollenberger-Morphew will officiate the service.
Burial will follow in Milford Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Bethany Church of the Brethren.
Messages of condolences may be shared with the family at www.mishlerfuneralhomes.com.