Ronald “Ron” Corneliusen, 87, of Mesa, AZ (formerly of Lenexa, KS) passed away June 23, 2015. Ron’s early years were spent in Benson, MN until he joined the Army in 1946. He spent his service years in El Paso, TX, Korea, Japan and Germany. After retiring from the service, he began a career with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as an inspector. To his children he could do anything; build storm windows, sew couch slipcovers and bake the best bread. He is survived by: Colleen (Carl) Lorson, John (Caren) Corneliusen and Ann (Jim) Balquist and six grandchildren: Nick, Elizabeth, Kylie, Hunter, Brian and Brett; sister Donna (Harold) Krenz of MN and all his friends at the Red Mountain Café. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mesa Public Libraries or KAET Arizona Public Television.