Date Posted: 2006-06-11

Charles "Chuck" Cunningham, 58, of Columbus, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 14, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with the Rev. Del Lape officiating. Visitation was Tuesday, June 13, with a vigil Tuesday evening at the McKown Funeral Home of Columbus, which is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home Burial will be at the St. Patrick Cemetery at Eddyville. An approximate 2:30 p.m. graveside service is scheduled.

Survivors include a son, Chuck (Jody) Cunningham of Gothenburg; a sister, Katherine (Fred) Wooldridge of Bartlett, Kan.; a brother, Terry (Karolyn) Cunningham of Columbus; two grandchildren, Adam and Jenny; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Marjorie Graff.

Charles was born Sept. 29, 1947, in Kearney to Charles E. and Dawn (Brown) Cunningham. He received his education in Lexington and graduated from St. Ann's High School in 1965. He worked for a ranch in the Sumner area before going to work at Monroe Auto Equipment in Cozad, where he worked for 25 years. He then worked at Big Valley in Lexington, before moving to Columbus, where he has worked at Behlen Mfg. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus and enjoyed fishing and his work.