Carol Ione Cunningham, 89, Fargo, ND died October 2, 2008 in Villa Maria Nursing Home, of Fargo.
Carol Schmidt the daughter of Wilhelm and Cora (Jernson) Schmidt was born April 20, 1919 in Sutton, North Dakota. She grew up there, attended school and graduated from Sutton High School in 1938. She then attended NDSSS in Wahpeton, ND. Carol moved to Seattle, Washington and San Francisco to work during WWII. Carol married Robert Love in Seattle, Washington in 1940. The couple later divorced. After the war ended she returned to North Dakota, moving to Fargo.
Carol married Eugene L. Cunningham in Moorhead, MN on January 24, 1948. The couple lived in Fargo, Moorhead, Grand Forks and Devils Lake. The family returned to Fargo in 1953. Carol worked at the Blue Bird Caf? for five years. Carol was employed by MeritCare Hospital in the Environmental Services Dept. from 1965 until 1985, when she retired as a supervisor of that department. Carol work part-time for two years at the Fargo Dome retiring again at the age of 80.
She is survived by three children: two sons, Robert (Lois) Love, Andover, MN and Larry Cunningham, Fargo, ND; a daughter, Carol (Les) Hamilton, Coon Rapids, MN; four grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Eugene; a brother, Robert, who died in WWII; a granddaughter, Christina Hamilton; and a great grandchild, Baily Sarenpa.
Memorial Service: Monday, 1:00 p.m. Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.