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Kathryn (Kiki) Graebel Cunningham

November 18, 1944 September 9, 2021
Kathryn (Kiki) Graebel Cunningham
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Kathryn (Kiki) Graebel Cunningham (76) Of Orlando passed away in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, September 9, 2021. She was born in Centralia, Illinois to the late Helen and Frederic John Graebel.

Kiki grew up in Evansville, IN Where she graduated from Benjamin Bosse high school and then attended Indiana University and Evansville College. She happily chose to be a wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved teaching her cooking and baking skills to her granddaughters Madison and Katie. Kiki married the love of her life, Carl, on December 2, 1995. She and Carl were very active members at Willow Creek Church where they happily volunteered in any capacity that was needed. They truly loved their church family.

Kiki is survived by her husband of 25 years Carl M. Cunningham, her daughter Erin Thiel Martin and her husband Grady Martin, her granddaughters Madison Martin Ringer and her husband John Ringer, and Katy Martin, her sister Jeannie Graebel Tisserand and husband Jay Tisserand, Stepson William Cunningham and his wife Diane Cunningham, and step grandson in Cunningham, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her son Nicholas Alan Thiel and her sister Marsha Grabel Easley and brother-in-law Andrew Easley.

At the end of her life the grace she displayed in her battle against her cancer was inspiring to all. Her faith in Jesus was a source of her strength.

In lieu of flowers she requested that donations be made in her name to Saint Jude children’s research Hospital 501 Saint Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

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