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Lois F. Cunningham age 93 of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Clinton, passed away Saturday August 19, 2017 in Cedar Rapids, IA, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday August 26th at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Meth-Wick Community, 1224 13th St. NW in Cedar Rapids, IA 52405.

Lois was born on September 28, 1923, the daughter of Herman and Ruby (Krebs) Holm. She graduated from Lyons High School in Clinton. She married Joseph Cunningham December 25, 1960; he died January 26, 1997. She was a telephone operator in Lyons, and worked for Doctor King and Doctor Rogers at the Main Avenue Medical Clinic. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, where she was active in the sewing circle. She and Joe traveled throughout the country enjoying several bus trips. She lived north of the big tree most of her life until moving to Sarah Harding Home and then Meth-Wick Community in Cedar Rapids.

Lois is survived by her son, Robert (Molli) Cunningham of Cedar Rapids; two grandchildren, Sarah (David) Jackman of Asbury, IA and Alex Cunningham of Davenport, IA; and a great grandson, Dexter Jackman. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister and brother. The family would like to thank the staff at Meth-Wick Community for taking such loving care of Lois in her final years. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Published on August 22, 2017
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