Vernon Cunningham, 1936-2019

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Graveside services for Vernon L. Cunningham, 83, of Lake Mills will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville. The Rev. Shane Koepke will officiate. Online condolences are welcome at

Vernon Cunningham

Vernon died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Lake Mills Care Center.

Vernon Leroy Cunningham was born Jan. 20, 1936, in Glenville, the son of Jesse and Ileen (Nash) Cunningham. He grew up in Freeborn County and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1954. Vernon served in the Air Force for six years — two of which were in Japan, with the rest of his service at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas.

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He was married in 1968 in Rockford, Illinois, but divorced four years later.

Vernon worked for Wholesome Foods for over 25 years until his retirement. He was an avid fisherman.

Vernon is survived by his sister, Nita Blowers; nieces Sheryl Wacholz and Doreen Karnoski; and nephews John Knutson and Doug Blowers.

Vernon was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Ileen; brother, Lewis Cunningham; and sister, Louise Cunningham.