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First Presbyterian Church
Sunday May 5th, 2019
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Monday May 6th, 2019

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Gary Robert Cunningham

Memorial services for Gary R. Cunningham, age 70, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church.  Pastor Dwight Netzer will officiate. Friends may greet the family from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.


Gary died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his home.


Gary Robert Cunningham was born January 19, 1949 in Albert Lea, the son of Lewis and Gladys (Mostrom) Cunningham.  He grew up in Albert Lea, graduating from Albert Lea High School.  He went on to attend Riverland where he excelled in accounting.  He worked as an accountant at several businesses and had his own tax service for 40 years.  On October 8, 1977, Gary was united in marriage to Debbie Hansen at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Gary was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He enjoyed fishing, volunteering, and playing cards.  Gary loved spending time and playing with his grandchildren.


Gary is survived by his wife, Debbie; son, Bryan (Evie) Cunningham; grandchildren, Ava, Lia, and Eli Cunningham; sisters, Doreen Karnowski and Sheryl (Fred) Wacholz; nieces and nephews, Kari Karnowski, Ryan (Heather) Karnowski, Sara Wacholz, Matthew Wacholz, Andy (Marie) Hansen, Amy (Tom) Schafer, and Kate (Bob) Schlagel; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Vicky) Hansen and Clint Woodford; sister-in-law, Barbara (Tony) Hanson; aunts and uncles, Vernen Cunningham, Anita Blowers, and Liz Mostrom; and many cousins.


Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Gladys; sister, Karen Woodford; father and mother-in-law, Harlen and Irene Hansen; and many aunts and uncles.

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Prayers go out to his family and friends. He was the neighbor boy and my fishing pall when we were growing-up.

Diane Nelsen Hinners May 6 2019 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy May 6 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cunningham

Ted and Carmen Radke May 5 2019 12:00 AM

A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was ordered on May 5, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 5 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Cunningham

Cheryl Sailor-Hatle May 4 2019 12:00 AM

I am so happy I had the pleasure of having Debbie and Gary in my life. So sad that Gary has passed. My uplifting prayers to the family

Verlaine Williams May 4 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Gary Cunningham Family.

Diane Vogt May 3 2019 12:00 AM

Debbie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Gary was a great guy and will be missed. We are in Texas but hope to be home in time for funeral. Sending thoughts and prayers. Jim and Debbie Brossard

Jim & Debbie Brossard May 3 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts are with you and the family. Miss seeing him on his walks.

Chuck and Linda pownell May 3 2019 12:00 AM

A CONTINUUM WREATH ON EASEL was sent on May 2, 2019

We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you. David Steffens Stephanie Steffens & Girls Adam & Kristy Neubauer & Kids Darren & Becky Levorson & Kids

Expression of Sympathy May 2 2019 12:00 AM

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