Stephen D. “Steve” Cunningham

June 27, 2019

Stephen D. “Steve” Cunningham, 64, of Frankfort, passed away June 27, 2019 at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  He was born March 23, 1955 in Frankfort, Indiana to Bill & Patricia (Crutchfield) Cunningham.  He married Charlotte Ward on October 23, 1982 and she survives.

Steve was a 1973 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident.  He retired in 2018 after 42 years with Federal Mogul where he was a National Certified Quality Engineer for 25 years.  Steve was of the Christian faith and was baptized in 1991. Steve was a former member of Frankfort Jaycees and was Jaycee of the year in 1990. A 25-year member of the Frankfort Moose Lodge, he played in the Moose Golf League where he was partners with his brother, Brad.  Steve enjoyed golfing, traveling with Charlotte, and cherished time spent with his children and grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service celebration of Steve’s life will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Jeff Sarine will officiate. Visitation will take place prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown. Donations may be made to Clinton County Boys and Girls Club.

Survived by:

Wife: Charlotte Cunningham of Frankfort, Son: Joshua (Leigh) Cunningham of Crawfordsville, 3 Daughters: Jarah (Andy) Hagerty of Indianapolis, Erin (Steven) Buesink of Carmel, and Emily (Kameron) Shirar of Frankfort, Brother: Brad (Karen) Cunningham of Frankfort, 4 Grandchildren, Mallory & Niles Hagerty, Alice Cunningham and Kora Shirar and expecting 2 this fall.


Leave your Condolences

25 Condolences for “Stephen D. “Steve” Cunningham”

  1. David and Julie Friedrich June 29, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss Charlotte. We will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Butch Huffer June 29, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Steve was a good man, I worked for him at Federal Mogul, was a co-worker, but most of all a great fiend. He will be missed. My prayers are with you, God Bless.

  3. Gary and Shirley Mikesell June 29, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Our prayers go out to the Cunningham family in this very difficult time. I have never met a more caring decent person with such integrity than Steve. The world will be a lesser place without Steve and Heaven will
    be that much richer with his presence there.

    With our prayers,

    Gary and Shirley Mikesell

  4. Brad & Sue Stockberger June 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    We are very sorry Charlotte, our thoughts prayers are with you and the family.

  5. Debra McDowell June 29, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Charlotte and family, I just don’t have words. Steve was a wonderful person and father. You always made me feel like part of the family. I am praying for healing for your family through the wonderful memories you made with Steve. The volleyball and basketball memories and the family vacations and family gatherings…keep all of those memories close during this time. I hope the smiles come soon because that is what he would want for you. I love all of you! Prayers.
    Deby McDowell

  6. Roy and Karen Gregerson June 29, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to the entire Cunningham family. We send our prayers and thoughts for the family during the days, weeks and months ahead. We have no words to console you for this great loss but trust that our Lord will console you in your mourning.
    With deep love and affection,

  7. Donnie-Debbie Baker June 29, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Dear Charlotte and families, our hearts are broken for all of you at this sad time. Everyone that had the privilege of knowing Steve will miss him. He was such a kind man to everyone. Please, take comfort in knowing that you will be reunited in Heaven one day. Prayers for the difficult days ahead. God Bless,
    Donnie and Debbie

  8. Marilyn Bowen June 29, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God will be with and give you peace!

  9. Dan Frey June 29, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was a great co-worker and friend. He will be missed.

  10. Enrique Pena June 30, 2019 at 11:44 am

    It was an honor to have worked with Steve at Federal Mogul. He was one of the best Engineers I have ever worked with in my professional career. Steve was detail oriented and was always ready and all his responsibilities were in excellent shape. His family was always first for him and he was a kind man with all his peers. We are deeply sorrow for his loss and we pray for his family to find consolation. Steve is definitely with God in heaven.

  11. Richard And Marilyn Clouse June 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! God be with you all at this difficult time.

  12. Jerry Stowers June 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Very sorry Charlotte for you and your families loss! May God be with you!

  13. Lynette & Jeff Hardesty July 1, 2019 at 8:49 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss! We pray that God surrounds you with His love, peace & comfort! Love & prayers, Lynette & Jeff Hardesty

  14. Greg Miller July 1, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you Charlotte and for the family. I know there are no words to say to ease your pain during this time. Steve was truly a great guy, he never greeted me without a smile on his face. He was a man of his word and would always follow through with what he said. I have a lot of great memories growing up with Steve, from the days at Lincoln to good ole softball days. Hold those memories tight and cherish them, as I will. Thanks Steve for the example you set. May God hold you all in His arms and give you strength in the days to come.

    Greg Miller

  15. Ray Disinger July 1, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Sorry for the loss of the Cunningham family. Steve was a co-worker Federal-Mogul for many years he was a very respected person very caring wonderful friend our prayers are with you.

  16. JoyceEstes July 1, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    He was one of the most kindest and considerate salary workers at fed mogul i knew. My husband graduated with him and played baseball. All around nice guy. He will be missed.

  17. Ted and Kim Dunn July 2, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Charlotte, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I never saw Steve without a smile on his face! May all your fond memories bring you joy and may God give you peace. We are currently in New York and regret that we will not be able to attend the funeral, but know we care very much for you, Erin and Emily.

  18. Will Rogers July 2, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Words can’t express my sorrow. So very sorry for the Cunningham family. Steve and I became good friends immediately when he came to federal mogul. We shared many, many adventures in our younger days. He was such a great guy, always with a ready smile and a laugh. He will be missed always. Love ya man!

  19. Michelle Reiss July 2, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Cunningham Family. Hugs to you all.

    The Reiss Family

  20. Ron & Rhonda Rudd July 3, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Praying for the family.

  21. Tim and Cindy Kuzmicz July 3, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Our deepest sympathy to the Cunningham family. We first met while watching our daughters play basketball for the hot dogs. Steve was always a class guy and will be missed by our Moose golf league. It was always a pleasure to play the Cunninghams in a match. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this difficult time.

  22. Steven Timmons July 3, 2019 at 9:39 am

    I would like to express my sympathy to the entire Cunningham family. Although are paths only crossed a couple of times a year, I was always excited to talk to him. Lots of great memories of our friendship during high school, softball and just brief conversations at Walmart. Rest in peace my friend until our paths cross again.

  23. Don Foust July 3, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Sorry to hear, I worked with Steve. Great guy will be missed.

  24. Sam Grove July 4, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I grew up with Steve in grade school and later in junior high and high school. It’s been many, many years since I had seen him. I echo many of the sentiments written here by others. He was the perennial good guy with an every present smile; a friend to all. The world is less without him. My condolences to the family and all of those who are heartbroken by his passing.

  25. Tom Rich July 5, 2019 at 12:01 am

    So sorry for your loss I grew up with Steve and Brad many good memories of him good guy gone way to soon

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