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Lois M. Cunningham

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:01 p.m. CDT

Lois Margaret Cunningham, 89, died peacefully after a long illness on Thursday, May 17, 2014 at Brookfield Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Brookfield, Wis. 

Lois was born Aug. 3, 1924 in Madison, Wis., the daughter of Arthur and Jane (McGettigan) Kearns.  

She graduated in 1942 from Holy Angels Academy, Milwaukee, Wis.   

She continued her education, graduating from KSB School of Nursing in 1947.   

She married Willis A. Cunningham on Oct. 19, 1947 in Dixon,  and they farmed outside Polo for 30 years. He preceded her in death.

A homemaker and registered nurse, in her spare time Lois loved classic movies, decorating her home, and was an avid reader. She was a talented sketch artist.  

She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  She will be missed dearly.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan (Albert) Botros and Diane Campbell, both of Brookfield, Wis.; one brother, Arthur Kearns, Belen, N.M.; two granddaughters, Kerri Mangold, Glenview, and Bridget (John) Gilligan, Traverse City, Mich.; two step-granddaughters, Eleni Botros, Korinthos, Greece, and Danae Botros,  Athens, Greece; two great- grandchildren, Austin and Lillian; and two step-great-grandchildren, Demmy and Bobby.

Honoring Lois’s final wishes, cremation rites are being accorded and no services will be held.

Church and Chapel, Brookfield, Wis., are handling arrangements.  

Private graveside services for family will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Polo, at a later date.

Visit churchandchapel.com to send condolences.

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