Michael Cunningham

June 7, 1943 - November 2, 2020
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Michael S. Cunningham, age 77, passed away unexpectedly om Monday, November 2, 2020 at his home. He was born June 7, 1943 in Tacoma, Washington and was the son of Richard and Dorothy (Mikes) Cunningham. He married Cindi Wenk on August 22, 1970 in New Cumberland, PA. Mike was a Veteran of the U.S. MarineContinue Reading

Becky Stibbe left a message on December 6, 2020:
I am so very sorry for your family's loss. Mike was a mentor and friend to me early in my career when I worked with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra--he taught me so much about marketing and design, and he always made me laugh. I will miss his sense of fun and his generous spirit.
Michele Walsh left a message on November 6, 2020:
Ia m so sorry to hear about Mike's death. He was a wonderful man who brought alot of laughter into people's lives. He will be missed.
Kari Clements (Schwerdtfeger) left a message on November 5, 2020:
My thoughts are with you Cyndi, Kirsten, and Justin. I'll always remember the first night I met Mike. He had come over to our house and talked about his pet bear. As a 12 year old I followed him to your house to meet his pet bear, "Molly". he let her in the back door and I ran straight out the front door. Yep, I fell for it! Mike was had such a large personality and was always there to provide a laugh to make my day better, a shoulder to cry on, or an ear to bend. May your many special memories bring you much comfort through the days ahead.
Renee Cunningham left a message on November 5, 2020:
Dear Cindy, Kirsten and Justin, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your dear husband and Dad. I have had the pleasure and joy of speaking with him over the last ten or fifteen years on holidays and family get togethers. His sense of humor was never failing and so much in the genre of his Dad and mine, as well as my other two uncles. I know he is sparking up the laughter in heaven now, and I am sure they are all having a wonderful time. Even so, I am also confident he will never forget to keep watch over all of you, and keep you in his prayers as well. I will be holding you all in my prayers over the next period of your lives, as you learn to walk without his wonderful presence. Having been down this road only a few years ago, I can assure you that it will get easier as time goes by. Meanwhile, the whole family will be holding you in our hearts. Renee
Christina Hansen left a message on November 5, 2020:
I wanted to express my condolences to Cindi and family. I grew up next door to Mike and Cindi MANY years ago on Lake Mendota and I have many fun childhood memories of the Cunninghams. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Mark McCutcheon left a message on November 5, 2020:
i allways enjoyed talking and seeing Mike at lions, i will miss him he was a great man
Carrol Kunkel left a message on November 4, 2020:
Cindi - my thoughts and prayers are with your and your family at this difficult time. Take care all of you....
Guiying Huang left a message on November 4, 2020:
Papa, thank you for your selfless care ,help, and motivation , I will always remember you in my heart, Rest In Peace, love you and miss you very very very much ~
Jenny huang left a message on November 4, 2020:
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Joy Reininger left a message on November 4, 2020:
My sincere condolences to Mike's family during this painful time. I knew Mike through the Museum and Crosse House events. Together we performed the Water Tower tours to our local 2nd graders. Mike's stories with "back in time of the Water Tower Landmark," caught an interest to the attentive 2nd graders. He loved Sun Prairie and his Country. God bless Mike's soul; and sending my thoughts and prayers to Cindi and his family.
Linda Martin left a message on November 4, 2020:
Cindy and family, our sincerest sympathy. Mike and I were in the process of creating a diorama of Sun Prairie in the early years and I will miss his input on the project. I also will miss his stories of his past and all the exciting and crazy times he had in his life. If there was a funeral service and people could remember Mike, I’m sure there would be tears and laughter because that was his mission in life, to help others see the best in everything. He sure did that for me when I was down or worried, he would make me laugh. Playing Mrs Clause with him as Santa at the Crosse house was one of my best memories of him. Hope you can always remember his smile when the days ahead get rough.
Lynne Schulte left a message on November 4, 2020:
Peace, Hope and Joy be with you Cunningham's. Thinking of you,
Helen Claflin left a message on November 4, 2020:
Cindi and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. We had some good times long ago.. Please feel free to contact me later so we can reconnect.
SHARON MCPIKE left a message on November 4, 2020:
My heart is with you, Cindi and your family.
Ben Cunningham left a message on November 4, 2020:
One of the best uncles you could ever wish for. Uncle Mike as we affectionately called hem always had fun art projects. Some of them included making plaster prints of are hands as kids onthe beach or some as simple as letting you sign the side of a tent when we went camping. And as a kid getting to sign the side of a tent was a big deal. Moving forward into later years I would go out to visit my uncle mike from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin and when I arrived to my uncle mikes house you never new what to expect but you could always count on a huge breakfast and one morning an early rise to the music of Gordon Lightfoot . I love you I’ll always miss you and I know that someday we will rejoin again. love you always uncle mike. My condolences and love to the rest of the family always Ben.
Kim left a message on November 4, 2020:
Cindi and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mike’s incredible outlook on life and sense of humor will live in my mind forever, between the Grumpy Old Men antics between my father and him throughout the years, and the many hilarious stories he told including the time he wanted most to impress you, running over to your place in the cold to greet you not realizing what had frozen to his face. Mike was such a positive force in the community and neighborhood, always helping and interested in others and how they were doing, and I know I speak for my family in how much he meant to all of us, my dad included, and how much we will miss him. Hoping the hawk came back to perch on the rail again that day. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Jean (Lownik) Knickelbine left a message on November 3, 2020:
Dear God, I'm so sorry. Mike had such a HUGE, positive impact on my life and I will always been indebted to him. I hope you find mercy during this part of your journey and hopefully peace.
Bob Rogan left a message on November 3, 2020:
I thoroughly enjoyed Mikes company at breakfast every morning for the past few years. It was too bad COVID put a stop to our coffee groups daily routine. He had a great sense of humor and was a genuinely nice person. He was a good friend and I will miss him!
Steve Stocker left a message on November 3, 2020:
Dear Cindi and Family, My deepest condolences on your loss. As you may know, Mike and I frequently joked about the other dressed in sweatpants. On occasion, you may have heard him discussing with me that whomever would show up at the others funeral, it would be a requirement to wear sweatpants. Thus, if you see me there in sweatpants, you will know “the rest of the story”. God speed Mike, you will be missed!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Steve Powers left a message on November 3, 2020:
Justin and Family: I'm terribly saddened to hear the news of your dad's passing. Know that we are thinking of you during this painful time. Steve Powers
Sue Ann Klein left a message on November 3, 2020:
I have known and loved this man and Cindi for many years. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to the family.
Newcomer Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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