Twelfth Generation


393. Carol Elizabeth Sardeson was born on 30 November 1924 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA. She died on 27 June 1960 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA. She has reference number REFN-1679.

Carol Elizabeth Sardeson and Leon Norris Cunningham were married on 21 September 1945 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA. Leon Norris Cunningham was born on 20 December 1917 in McDowell, McDowell, West Virginia, USA. He graduated about 1935 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA. He served in the military in 1945 in World War II and Panama. The obituary reads "He had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and in Panama. Between 1945 and 1981 Leon was an Installer and Storekeeper for Northwestern Bell. He died on 29 March 1997 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA. He has reference number REFN-1680. Leon N. Cunningham, 79, of Sioux City died Saturday, March 29, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness of cancer.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas Raphael-Nakos, pastor of Crescent Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Cunningham was born Dec. 20, 1917, in McDowell, W.V., the son of James G. and Sarah (Norris) Cunningham. He graduated from Central High School in Sioux City. He married Carol Sardeson on Sept. 21, 1945, in Sioux City. She died June 27, 1960, in Sioux City. He married Marianna Katzenberger-Sardeson on May 6, 1961, in Sioux City.

He was employed as an installer and storekeeper for Northwestern Bell for 36 years, before retiring in 1981. He had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and in Panama.

He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He enjoyed bowling and was a fan of the Sioux City Explorers.

Survivors include his wife of Sioux City; four sons, James, Steve and Patrick Cunningham all of Sioux City, and Robert Bardsley of Liberty, Mo.; three daughters, Linda Kennedy of Littleton, Colo., Joline and her husband Mike Goosmann and Stacy and her husband Mel Beccard all of Sioux City; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Dixon of Charlotte, N.C. and Phyllis Vaglienti of Upatoi, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jean Spencer; and a son-in-law, Japper Kennedy.

Pallbearers will be Roger Uhl, Paul Downing, Jon Cunningham, Charles Bardsley, Tom Howard and Arnie Sardeson.

Carol Elizabeth Sardeson-1679 and Leon Norris Cunningham-1680 had the following children:

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James Richard Cunningham was born in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA. He has reference number REFN-1760.

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Linda Lou Cunningham-1761.

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Stephen Leon Cunningham has reference number REFN-1762.

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Joline Jean Cunningham-1763.

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William Robert Bardsley was born in 1960. Resides in Liberty, Missouri, USA. He was adopted. He has reference number REFN-1764.