Kenneth Cunningham

Kenneth Cunningham

Services were held from the Hastings Funeral Home in Perry on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 10:00.  Pastor Deb Parkison, of the United Methodist Church in Rippey, Iowa, had charge of the service.
 Honorary Casket Bearers were John Wright, Laurence Huber, Myron Linn, Gale Whiton, John Phelan, and Russ Laub.
     Casket Bearers were Harve Rice, Jerry Groves, Shawn DeMoss, Jim Burk,  Rich Lohman, and Dale Thompson. 

     Songs of recorded music included, "Beyond The Sunset", "If We Never Meet Again", and "I'll Be Seeing You".
 
Obituary, from Funeral Folder
 Kenneth was born May 13, 1918 at West Bend, Iowa to Harry Warford Cunningham and Neva Frances Munson Cunningham, and died Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry, at the age of 89 years 7 months and 6 days.
  He attended schools in the Perry area and graduated from Greeley High School, Greeley, Iowa and graduated from Ferrier School one day before Pearl Harbor.  He served with the Army in the Calvary.  Kenneth was dispatched immediately to patrol the borders and later saw action in various places including the Battle of the Bulge.  He was honorably discharged in August of 1945.
    He ran the Standard Tank Wagon for several years and on September 6, 1957 became Post Master in Rippey.  Kenneth retired in 1990. 
 Kenneth married Mary Josephine Ethell on November 29, 1947. They just celebrated 60 years of marriage.  Kenneth and Mary were proud parents of their two children: David and Kathy.  Kenneth's family was of most importance to him.  He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and enjoyed giving them rides on the golf cart.  Kenneth always found joy in his horses and being "gramps" to many children.