Many of you may have already heard that Harry Cunningham 32° passed away on Thursday night after a long battle with cancer. Harry was very active in Scottish Rite and Waveland Park Lodge. Harry served as degree master for the 17th degree and was a ritualist in the 17th, 18th, and Maundy Thursday ceremonies. He joined the Scottish Rite in the Fall of 1999.
Harry was a member of the WDM Christian Church Choir for a brief time. In addition, Harry was elected to the WDMCC Board of Elders last summer, a position he was very proud of. Prior to that he had been a Deacon. He and his family were very active in the West Des Moines Christian Church. I know for a fact that Christian faith was very important to the Cunningham family and played an integral role for the family to work through the ups and downs of Harry's illness and treatments. To Harry's and Peggy's credit, the family has been "building memories" since the onset of Harry's cancer. Most recently, they spent extended time in Florida on vacation.
Visitation will be Thursday evening, January 8th, 2009 from 5 pm until 7 pm with the funeral service Friday morning, January 9th at 11:00 am;
all at the West Des Moines Christian Church located at 4501 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa.
Des Moines Scottish Rite