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Roger E. Cunningham

Posted May 16, 2013 in Altoona, Obituaries

April 4, 1944 – May 13, 2013

Roger Cunningham

Roger Cunningham

Roger Cunningham, 69 of Altoona, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 13, 2013. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 15 at Iles Funeral Homes-Grandview Park Chapel. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Altoona Regular Baptist Church followed by burial at the Altoona Cemetery.

Roger was born in Des Moines on April 4, 1944, graduated from Mitchellville High School in 1962 and retired from Firestone in 1999. He loved his grandchildren. He liked to keep busy and enjoyed many activities including fishing, golf, mushroom hunting, gardening and card games. During his last game of cut-throat pitch with his three brothers he “shot the moon” and won!

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 49 years, Shirley (Payne) Cunningham; son, Stephen; daughter, Mechele (James) Roske; grandsons, Brandon Cunningham and Ryne Roske; granddaughter, Mandy Roske; mother, Agnes Marshall; and three brothers, Gary (Connie), Rod and Chuck (Maggie) Cunningham. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell; step father, Ray Marshall; two brothers, Gaylord and Calvin Cunningham; and sister-in-law, Sue.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Taylor House Hospice.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Grandview Park Chapel
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317

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