Nancy J. Cunningham
My loving 85-year-old wife, Nancy Jean (Woodworth) Cunningham, of Fife Lake, left this temporary physical life to be called home by Almighty God, on Jan. 27, 2020 after 68 years of marriage.
She was the mother of our children; grandmother, great-grandmother and now great-great-grandmother of our latest family member, Noah Lucas
When the diagnosis came down that she had a super aggressive blood type cancer and was given six month to live, she elected not to subject herself to treatment that would only mean a prolonged suffering for herself and her family. She bravely and courageously accepted Hospice care in Eden Care in Kalkaska, to only be kept pain free as much as possible and not to be hooked up to anything that would prolong her life.
I served in deadly and bloody combat with military warriors in Korea. I have never seen any soldier that could excel beyond the bravery and courage that Nancy stepped up to and took on during her impending death. She starred death down in its ugly face and won. God had taken away all fear of the unknown that lurked in the shadows and with great intestinal fortitude that gave me a gratefulness and thankfulness for the strong young girl that I had married, that grew to be even stronger while facing her death. In life and in death, she will always be my hero. Even more important than that, we together kept our marriage vows before God, until death we have now parted.
More information will be made available as to the celebration/memorial we have planned for July 12, 2020 at high noon at the Fife Lake American Legion. You are welcome to call me for the details that are not totally arranged at this time. A RSPV will be required for meal preparation; Leith Cunningham, Box 12 Fife Lake, MI 4963.
Published on February 16, 2020


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Andrea Dunn
Feb 17, 2020
Gramps. Very sorry for your loss. Love you. I'm greatful to you and all we did together in my younger yrs. Our bike rides and being someone I could run to when my grandma was sick. You both have made an everlasting impression on me. I will always cherish the time I've spent with you both.