Larry M. Cunningham

Aug 7, 2017
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Funeral Services will be 10:30am on  Friday, August 11, 2017 at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 1122 W. 11th St, Waterloo, IA  50702 with military honors by American Legion Post #138, VFW #1623 and Iowa Army National Guard Honors



Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home and an hour prior to services Friday at the St. Ansgar Lutheran Church




Memorials may be directed to St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 1122 W. 11th St., Waterloo, IA  50702 or Waverly Pet Rescue, PO Box 291, Waverly, IA  50677



Larry M. Cunningham, 78, of Waterloo, died Monday, Aug. 7, at Brinker Lake in his boat while fishing, from complications of a heart attack.

He was born Aug. 7, 1939, in Waterloo, son of Marlowe and Helen Mahoney Cunningham. He married Barbara Held on Feb. 13, 1962, at Waterloo First United Methodist Church.

Larry graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1957 and attended the University of Northern Iowa. He had managed Wishbone Restaurant, then worked at John Deere for five years. He became a surveyor for the city of Waterloo and later was superintendent of the city's Municipal Garage, retiring in 2000. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-64.

Larry was a member of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church and the Waterloo American Legion Post 138.

Survived by: his wife; a daughter, Lisa (Leroy) Burke of Baltimore; a grandson, Roger (Tishanna) Burke of Yuba City, Calif.; and honorary granddaughters, Amy Kroblin and Michaela Cox.

Preceded in death by: his parents.

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  1. Carolyn (Bunte) Ballard | Aug 15, 2017

    Thinking of you at this time.  It sounds like Larry would have really

    enjoyed getting to know my husband Bob.  They had a lot in common

    Barb, it was a joy to have you as a classmate.  

  2. Joyce Martin | Aug 10, 2017


    I just heard this morning of your dad's sudden passing.  I am so sorry for your loss.  I know that there's no words to ease your pain.  Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. John Schroeder | Aug 09, 2017
    Barb and Lisa,  We're so sorry to hear of Larry's passing, both of you were so good to Claudia and I when we were first married.  So many memories of hunting and fishing along with a good laugh.  Stay strong and be well!  John & Claudia Schroeder 
  4. Teresa Smith Lassen | Aug 09, 2017
    Barb and Lisa, I'm  so sorry to hear about Larry. I think often and with fondness of your family. Keeping you both in my thoughts and heart.
  5. Linda Peatow Rifenberick | Aug 09, 2017
    I am so sorry to learn about Larry. I have many good memories of him and the Wishbone. He will certainly not be forgotten! I will be thiking and praying for you and your family, Barb. I am hugging you in my heart! 
  6. Linda Rifenberick | Aug 09, 2017
    Larry was the best boss I ever had, but he was also truly a friend. He was such a sweet man with a fabulous sense of humor. I am certain he will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Barb. I am hugging you in my heart.
  7. Dianne Shoultz | Aug 08, 2017
    We are so sorry to hear of Larry's death.  We were classmates and his parents lived a few doors away when we lived on Third Street.  Blessings to you, Barb, and your family.
  8. Jay & Linda Bickel | Aug 08, 2017

    Jay and I are very sorry for the family loss.  Larry was a very good Man and surely will be missed by all who knew him.  May the good lord comfort his family during this time of sorrow.

    Linda & Jay

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