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.