Doris Cunningham

Doris M. Cunningham, 92, of Waukon died Monday, November 25, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call one hour before services at the church Saturday. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Doris Marie Cunningham was born April 26, 1927 in Glen Haven, WI, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Schier) Blum. She graduated from Bloomington High School in Bloomington, WI and attended cosmetology school in Dubuque. Doris worked as a beautician in Prairie du Chien, WI.

November 27, 1948, she married John Cunningham at Nativity Parish Catholic Church in Dubuque. They moved to Dubuque for a short time before moving to Waukon in 1958. Doris worked as a beautician for Emma Kauchbaum and Althea Wall and later was the beautician at Northgate Care Center before she retired.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church; Doris had a very strong faith and would say the rosary every day. Doris enjoyed playing golf and belonged to the Waukon Golf and Country Club. She also liked working in her flower garden.

Survivors include her son, Don (Bonnie) Cunningham of Waukon; two grandchildren: LeAnne (Dan) Jones of Waterville and Shawn (Jordan) Cunningham of Cedar Rapids; five great-grandchildren: Max and Bentley Jones and Nash, Nox and Niko Cunningham; and a brother, Wayne (Karen) Gardner of East Dubuque, WI. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John, who died in 1991; a granddaughter, Donelle Cunningham; and two brothers, Lawrence and Ralph “Buddy” Blum.

Honorary casketbearers are Doris’s great-grandchildren. Casketbearers are Don and Bonnie Cunningham, Shawn and Jordan Cunningham, and LeAnne, Dan and Max Jones.

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