|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1987|
|Death: ||May 7, 2009|
Lindsey Eve Cunningham, 21, Lansford, ND, and a student at North Dakota State University, Fargo, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Merit Care Hospital, Fargo, surrounded by her loving family and friends, after being diagnosed Monday with acute myeloid leukemia.
Lindsey was born August 10, 1987, in Minot, ND a twin daughter to Jerry and Colette (Engelhard) Cunningham. She attended school in Lansford from preschool through grade 6. She then attended Glenburn High School, where she graduated in 2006. While in high school Lindsey was active in speech, drama, band, basketball, volleyball and was an honor student. Lindsey had numerous part-time jobs during high school and college.
Lindsey and her twin sister, Lacie attended North Dakota State University at Fargo, where Lindsey was a junior, majoring in elementary education.
Lindsey had spirit! It seemed as though she never missed an opportunity to keep everyone's spirits alive…from her funny faces to her crazy dances. She had so many talents and eagerly shared and developed each one. Lindsey was a creative person from her art to her writing. She loved young children. The minute she stepped into a room with a child, she was right beside that little boy or girl playing on the floor. She would have been a gifted educator. Lindsey enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends. She did not like being alone. Her favorite things to do included, camping, dancing, being outdoors, competing, talking and smiling. No Regrets!
Those who shared in her life, parents, Jerry and Colette Cunningham, Lansford; twin sister, Lacie Cunningham, Lansford and a student at NDSU, Fargo; sister, Taylor Cunningham and brother, Logan Cunningham, both in Lansford; maternal grandmother, Audrey Engelhard and paternal grandmother, Elma Cunningham, both in Minot; aunts and uncles, Lee and Gayle Cunningham, Lansford, Earl and Wanda Cunningham, Redvers, Sask., Canada, Glen and Lynnette Cunningham, Lansford, Marie and Mike Sidener, Minot, Neta and Brian Lee, Minot; Rodney "Pick" and JoAnn Stevens, Upham; Curt and Debi Engelhard, Carpio, Kim and Bruce Bloms, Carpio, Charlene and Kerry Ulberg, Carpio, Carey "Tige" and Pam Engelhard, Minot, Connie and Jim Vendsel, Lansford and Corinne and Eldon Strand, Minot and numerous cousins; Tommy Klabunde, her love and strength, and his family of Garrison.
Lindsey was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Elmer Engelhard; paternal grandfather, Carl Cunningham; aunt, Geneva Stevens; cousins, Noah Cunningham and Matt Danielson.
Funeral: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Visitation and vigil prayer service: Visitation will be Monday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, and from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, with the vigil prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Burial: Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Lansford, ND.
Memorials are preferred to the Glenburn Area Dollars for Scholars in care of John Wallen, 1401 51st Ave. SW, Minot, ND 58701
Celebrant of the Liturgies ~ Father Fred Harvey
Deacon ~ Patrick Cunningham
Candle Lighter ~ Sheila Leshovsky, Lindsey's godmother
Readers ~ Amber Ulberg, Hayley Vendsel and Ricole Rice
Gift Bearers ~ Tommy Klabunde and Family
Processional, "Gather Us In"
Preparation of Gifts, "Here I Am Lord"
Communion, "One Bread, One Body" and "Be Not Afraid"
Following Communion, "In the Arms of An Angel" by Paula Rauschenberger
Commendation, "Song of Farewell"
Recessional, "On Eagle's Wings"
Tricia Snyder, song leader; Jeanne Artz, accompanist
The Glenburn High School Class of 2006and Lindsey's Lansford Classmates and all of her college friends at NDSU
Active Bearers: Brian Lee, Glen Cunningham, Lindsey's godfather, Char Ulberg, Tige Engelhard, Danielle Miller, Jordan Wald, Matia Langehaug, Tyler Senn
Saint Johns Cemetery
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Herb Schwede
Record added: May 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37695573