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Dorothy E. Cunningham, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at 2:03 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born April 25, 1927 in Allen County, she was the daughter of Edgar L. and Leona R. â€ťMaryâ€ť (Pike) Heinkel.
On June 29, 1957, she married James L. Cunningham.
Survivors include her daughters, Debbie R. Minich and Carolyn Cunningham both of Fort Wayne; Theresa L. Luke of Altha, Fla.; sisters and brother, Celeste Saalfrank of Fort Wayne; Edgar L. Heinkel, Jr. of Fort Wayne; Cecile Dills of Mississippi; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Cunningham, brothers and sisters, John and Jude Heinkel, sisters, Anna Swann, Louise Schafer, Mary Heinkel and Theresa Hamman and granddaughter, Tayllor Elizabeth Martz.
Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday with calling one hour prior to the service at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Father Larry Kramer of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne.
Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. Cunningham to the donorâ€™s choice of charity. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.