Gladys Mildred Cunningham


Gladys Mildred Cunningham passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Gladys was born on January 16, 1927 to Kyrn and Jennie (Van Slooten) Ruis in Pease, Minnesota. She was married to William โ€œBillโ€ Cunningham on December 09, 1950 and together they had two children. Gladys worked at various places in the Brainerd Lakes Area, including Maddenโ€™s Resort, before she retired. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Brainerd, MN. She also enjoyed spending time with family, reading books and traveling in her senior years. Gladys moved into Northern Lakes Senior Living in February 2016, and she truly loved living there. She had many good friends and they were as special to her as she was to them. Gladys will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Susan (Ed) Jopling, Henderson, NV; Carl Cunningham, Merrifield, MN; grandson Joshua Cunningham, Phoenix, AZ; siblings Marvin Ruis, Everett WA; Violet Plankis, Homer Glen, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill; brothers, Andrew Ruis, Eibert Ruis, Donald Ruis, and sisters, Grace Godeke, Janet Vedders and Betty Stonecipher.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel-  Staples.

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