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, Milford; three daughters: Roberta J. McDonald and Dorothy L. Kistler, both of New Paris, Ind.; and Joann E. (Robin) Boyer, Syracuse; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother: Vernon Reuter; and a sister: Wreatha Ammerman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a sister: Myrtle Crouch.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Bethany Church of the Brethren in New Paris. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Timothy Sollenberger-Morphew will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Milford Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Mishler Funeral Home, Milford.