April 15, 1954 – March 1, 2019
John Arthur George Zumbaugh Cunningham, 64, Rochester, passed away at 8:19 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at Visiting Nurse Hospice, Fort Wayne. He went peacefully in his sleep.
On April 15, 1954, John was born in Rochester. He later moved to Wisconsin and graduated from Ladysmith High School in Ladysmith, Wis., with the Class of 1973.
Throughout his life, John was a railroad worker, roofer, carpenter, property manager and most recently butcher who made the best bratwurst this side of the Mississippi. In his younger days, he found himself traveling often for work, but he spent the bulk of his life living in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and finally in Indiana. It’s no small wonder he was a lifelong Packers, Steelers and Colts fan.
John was a son, a brother, a husband, a father and a friend. He brightened every room with laughter and smiles. His wonderful voice filled the air with old country songs. He was honest and loyal. You couldn’t help but to love the man. He is already sorely missed, and he will always be remembered and loved. He adored his extended family, Linc and Lisa Townsend and Alissa Lowry.
Left to cherish the memory of John are his son, Trevis J. Cunningham and wife Urarat Bamrungchca, Buncheon, Thailand; a grandson; a sister, Sharon Ann Simons, Rochester; a brother, Bruce Cunningham and wife Melodee, Palo, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lena Cunningham; his birth parents, Lamar Zumbaugh and May Cherry; and his sisters, Tina Seidelmann, on July 3, 2018, and Gloria Cunningham.
A service and reception to honor the life of John Cunningham will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Safe Harbor Church, 1944 Sweetgum Road, Rochester. Pastor Matt Anderson will officiate.
Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.