Robert “Bob” Cunningham


September 13, 1942 - December 20, 2018


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

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 29 at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial with military graveside service will be in Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Robert George Cunningham was born September 13, 1942 in Woonsocket, SD to Robert and Loretta Cunningham. He grew up working with his parents and sisters with their painting and shingling business. Bob joined the US Air Force in 1962. On October 24, 1969 he married Ruth Ann Heidinger. He worked for Miedema Sanitation, the Methodist Hospital and then Davison County until retiring in 2008. Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by two sons: David Cunningham, Dale (Heather) Cunningham, one sister, Carole (Lowell) Funk, one grandson, Mike Nelson, three great grandchildren: Jasmine, Rylie and Myah, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and Godfather to all the Funk and Clark children.

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


Friday, December 28, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Saturday, December 29, 2018
1:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Military Graveside Service
Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Mary Metz on December 28, 2018
My heart is broken to see that Bob passed away. He was very special friend to me and my family. I last saw Bob and Ruth at my grand daughter's graduation in Mitchell. We kept in touch through phone calls and always sent Christmas cards. Last year my card came back with no forwarding address. My heart ached this Christmas that I couldn't send a card! Rest in Peace my dear friend. I will love you always.
Posted by K. Hope on December 23, 2018
Deepest sympathies to you and your family at this sad time. May the peace of God guard your heart at this time of sadness, and the resurrection hope comfort your hearts. John 5:28,29.
Posted by Barbara Husk - Hospice Volunteer on December 22, 2018
Thinking of your family. Bob and I walked a lot of miles at Brady.
Posted by Betty keegan and. Vicki johnson on December 22, 2018
So sorry to here about dales dad prayers your way can not come Harley still at it
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