Chesterton Tribune

Service set for William Cunningham

Back to Front Page





Chesterton resident William Cunningham passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 in Michigan City. He was 83.

He was born May 1, 1927 in Chesterton to Bart and Lena (Thoeson) Cunningham, who preceded him in death.

William was married to Barbara (Kolic) Cunningham, who survives of Chesterton.

He is also survived by his sister, Lucille Hughes (husband Robert) of Knoxville, Tenn.; nephews Jim Ray (wife Karen) of Montana and John Ray (Sue) of Chesterton; niece Cathy Clowder (Stuart) of New Carlisle, Ind.; and several great and great great nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ray; and his nephew, Tom Ray.

William was a lifelong area resident.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chesterton American Legion Post 170 and the St. Gilbert Chapter of the Knights of Columbus.

William was also a member of the Chesterton Volunteer Fire Department since 1948.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton, with Father Lawrence Heeg officiating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Chesterton.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Memorials may be made to the Chesterton Volunteer Fire Department.


Posted 10/27/2010