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Rev. Eugene Cunningham, 83, died Wednesday, November 3, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 6, at St. Ambrose Cathedral, with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery.
Father Cunningham was born in Des Moines, graduated from Dowling High School, Loras College, attended Kenrick Seminary and was ordained in 1951 for the Des Moines Diocese. He later attended post graduate studies at Creighton University. Father Cunningham served as a teacher at Dowling High School and as Pastor in Hamburg, Leon, Imogene, Afton, Elkhart and Winterset. After serving on the Des Moines Hospital Chaplaincy team he retired for health reasons in 1987.
Father is survived by his brother, Joseph R. (Helen) Cunningham of Prole, nieces, Theresa Lee of Pittsburgh, PA, Anne Sedars of Prole, Mary Scullen of Urbandale, Maureen Crane of Des Moines, Janine Hill of Minneapolis and Renae Veiga of Santa Cruz, CA.
A wake service will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Cathedral. Memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines.


Published in Des Moines Register on Nov. 5, 2010
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