Robert Cunningham


Robert “Bob” Cunningham, 76, of Mitchell, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Avera Brady Health at Rehab in Mitchell.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 29, at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial with military graveside service was at the Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 28 at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Robert George Cunningham was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Woonsocket to Robert and Loretta Cunningham. He grew up working with his parents and sisters in their painting and shingling business. Bob joined the United States Air Force in 1962.

On Oct. 24, 1969, he married Ruth Ann Heidinger. He worked for Miedema Sanitation, the Methodist Hospital and then Davison County until retiring in 2008.

Robert is survived by two sons, David Cunningham and Dale (Heather) Cunningham; one sister, Carole (Lowell) Funk; one grandson; three great-grandchildren; and numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; parents; father and mother-in-law, William and Minnie Heidinger; and a sister, Cleone Fenske.

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