A Service of Remembrance for Dave Cornick, age 62, of Albert Lea, will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. with the Service of Remembrance starting at 6:30 p.m. Son-in-law, Brandon Krosch will officiate. Interment will be at North Freeborn Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Dave died Thursday, May 12, 2016.
David Carroll Cornick was born on May 8, 1954 in Albert Lea, the son of Carroll and Dorothy (Anderson) Cornick. He graduated from Albert Lea High School and lived in Albert Lea his entire life. In the spring of 1973, he married Soraya Knutson and they spent the next 40 years together, raising their four children and making a life.
Dave always worked as a carpenter. He established Cornick Construction in the mid-seventies. He worked (and played) side by side with his dad for 30 years, later his son Bryant and over the years, many work partners, who often became good friends. Through his skill and work as a craftsman and carpenter, Dave expressed his eye and hand for quality and beauty, devotion and love for his community and family, and an endless heart of generosity.
Dave had a great appreciation for nature and every way that he could be a part of it. He enjoyed and gave precious memories backpacking in Colorado and New Mexico with his daughters, fishing and hunting up north with his friends and kids, biking around Fountain Lake, camping and kayaking with his sisters, and going looking for bunnies with his grandkids.
Daveâs (Opaâs) heart and mind revolved around his four kids and seven grandchildren. He poured his affection and attention into growing loving relationships with each of them. His heart was most at home when all his kids and grandbabies were together in one place.
Dave moved with a heart of playfulness and a goofy, loving, and self-deprecating sense of humor that was precious to those who were a part of his life. He invited people to play and laugh with and at him, wholeheartedly, whether he was being âconcrete Daveâ while doing a pour, dancing and singing karaoke at Eddies Bar, or âgoing to beat heckâ with his grandkids in the car.
We are devastated and heartbroken that Dave couldnât stay his dance any longer. Words canât express our infinite gratitude for every loving, playful, adventurous and precious moment we shared with him. We love him so for always.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Alice Frost.
Dave is survived by his children, Jenna Cornick, Shiloh (Mike) Foster, Ebony (Brandon) Krosch, and Bryant (Sabrina Nihiser) Cornick; grandchildren, Marissa Forrest, Isabella Foster, Maya Foster, Layla Foster, Noelle Krosch, Ruby Krosch, Greydon Krosch, and Pearl Krosch; siblings, Sandy (Galen) Bolinger, Wanda Thomas, Diane (Earl) Cleven, Renae (Arden) Peterson, and Julie Golder; and former brother-in-law, Steve Thomas.