Mark A. Cunningham(1956-2013)

Mark A. Cunningham, a veterinarian, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2013, at St. Vincents Hospice, Indianapolis.
Mark graduated from
Lebanon High School in 1974, Purdue University in 1978 and Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He started his practice in Seymour with Drs. Sunbury and Brown. In 1991, he opened his own practice in Lebanon, the All Animals Veterinary Clinic. His daughter, Dr. Devin Kistler, joined him in June 2011.
He was a 10-year 4-H member and continued to be actively involved in 4-H and currently was co-chair of the Supreme Showmanship Contest. He loved cooking, traveling, playing bridge,
vacationing in Florida, attending cattle shows and taking care of his cattle.
His memberships included Centenary United Methodist Church, AVMA and IVMA. He recently retired from the Boone County Health Board.
Born March 18, 1956, in Anna Arundel County, Fort Meade, Md., he was the son of John T. "Tom" and Julia "Judy" B. (Corbly) Cunningham. He married Beverly Ann Bergh on Aug. 2, 1980, in Lebanon. Mark was the proud father of three children, Dr. Devin (Kevin) Kistler, Lebanon, Mallory Cunningham, Lafayette, and Chase Cunningham, Lebanon.
Survivors include his wife; children; parents; sister, Marcia C. (Alan) Wilhoite, Lebanon; granddaughter, Kora Ann Kistler, Lebanon; in-laws, Orville and Else Bergh, Lebanon; and two nephews and two nieces.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.
Family and friends may gather from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
You are invited to visit online at www.strawmyerdrury.com where you can sign his online register and leave a personal message.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Dr. Mark Cunningham 4-H Memorial Fund, 1300 E. 100 South, Lebanon, IN 46052.

Published in Tribune from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11, 2013