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Kenneth Hedrick Cunningham
May 31, 1945 ~ August 6, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Kenneth Hedrick Cunningham May 31, 1945 - August 6, 2023
Passed away peacefully with loving family by his side at the Hospice of Lenawee after a very brief battle with cancer. Ken is preceded in death by his parents: Kenneth & Lowie Cunningham He is survived by his loving wife Kaye L. Cunningham and step-daughter Nicole (Matthew) Howard grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ken adored his grandchildren and was enthralled with his great grandchildren, Alexandria (Gavin) Nickle, Grady R. Nickle, Cohen T. Nickle, Jordan (Katie) Westgate, Cora R. Westgate and Sophia L. Howard. He is also survived by his siblings and nieces and nephews: Monte & Synnove Cunningham, Sylvia, Monica, William, Lydia, Sunniva and Anna Victoria, Nancy & Chester Gardner, Nathan & Andrea Gardner, Jeremy & Shannon Gardner, M. Annette Cunningham, Michael & Shaylynn Calamungi, Josh & Abigail Calamungi. Ken had many passions in life and was considered one of the most intelligent and interesting people to know. He was an avid reader and was never without a book or New Yorker magazine. As a magpie of knowledge he could speak to anyone about almost any subject, and he made lifelong friends everywhere he went and he loved to travel. He and his wife took many motorcycle trips, locally as well as across the country on his beloved Honda Goldwing. Ken enjoyed sailing and at one time he held a pilot’s license. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War and during his youth he belonged to the Civil Patrol in Adrian Michigan. Ken enjoyed gardening, adventures and was always ready to help anyone with a project. He was always up for an adventure and he was never too busy to spend time with his family. Ken loved a good party and enjoyed good scotch, wine and food! But, most of all he enjoyed time with family and friends. Ken will be missed by all who knew him and his memory lives on in every flower we stop to admire, sail boat on a lake and every motorcycle we watch go by. We raise a toast to you Ken with a very fine scotch in hand! Instead of flowers please consider a donation to the Hospice of Lenawee or the Lenawee County Humane Society. Arrangements with J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. www.PurseFuneralHome.com