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The Reverend Marcus Thomas Cunningham Jr.

1963 - 2018
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The Reverend Marcus Thomas Cunningham, Jr.

Ripon - The Reverend Marcus Thomas Cunningham, Jr., age 55, of Ripon, WI, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Father Marcus was born on July 6, 1963 in Evergreen Park, IL, the son of Marcus and Elizabeth (Libner) Cunningham. He graduated from Westmont Hilltop High School in Johnstown, PA, and went on to graduate from University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. In 1989 he married Anne-Marie Berube. He was the Priest of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ripon and St. Mary's Chapel in Wautoma, WI. Father Marcus was also a Chaplain for various police forces. He had a passion for woodworking, and traveling, he loved to watch movies, grill out, and had a gift of talking to people, including strangers, and making people laugh.

Father Marcus is survived by his wife of 29 years, Anne-Marie Cunningham of Ripon, WI; his children, Anastasia Cunningham of Appleton, WI, Naomi Cunningham of Ripon, WI, Michael (Andrea Kiser) Cunningham of Green Bay, WI, Christi Cunningham and Nicole Cunningham of Ripon, WI; his father, Marcus T. Cunningham, Sr. of Benton, IL; a brother, Thomas (Lynn) Cunningham of Lisle, IL; a sister, Janine (Chris) Kane of Iowa City, IA; sister-in-law, Cheryl Berube of Fall River, MA; and nieces and nephews, Ben Pointer and Katy Cunningham of Lisle, IL, Hannah, Neil, and Ellen Kane of Iowa City, IA, and Leanne, Roger, Jr., and Brittany Berube of Fall River, MA . He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Cunningham; two nephews, Sean Cunningham Kane and Matthew Cunningham; mother and father-in-law, Joseph and Winona Berube; and a brother-in-law, Roger Berube.

A Requiem Eucharist for Father Marcus will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 217 Houston St., Ripon, WI, 54971. Bishop Matthew Gunter, assisted by Reverend Dr. Nicholas Myers, will preside. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established in Father Marcus' name.

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Aug. 29, 2018
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