James A. Cunningham III, 50


James A. Cunningham III, 50, of Allenton, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011.

Jim was born on Nov. 20, 1960, to Alton and Nancy (nee Hilsenhoff) Cunningham Jr. in Madison. Jim was raised in Slinger and attended Slinger High School. He began his career in auto mechanic repair at Matenaer Service and later at Jake’s Auto Repair. He married Linda Wagner on Oct. 5, 1979, in West Bend. Jim loved riding his Harley, driving his 1964 Ford Falcon, restoring his and Tina’s farm house, going to tractor shows and overall just working on things. One of his favorite movies to watch was "The Goonies."

Jim is survived by his wife, Tina "Linda"; and son, Michael. He is further survived by his parents, Alton and Nancy; sister, Ann (special friend, Mark Malchow) of Slinger; brothers, Sean (Yvonne) of Slinger and Kyle of Lannon, brother-in-law, Charlie Wagner of West Bend and Lee (Ann) Wagner of West Bend; sister-in-law, JoAnn (special friend, Danni Wallace) Wagner; brother-in-law, Allen (Cindy) Wagner of Texas; godfather, Richard Hilsenhoff; godmother, Mary Josephson of Madison; his dog, Spirit, and the late dog Molly; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his grandparents, mother and father-in-law Eugene and Annella Wagner.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with the Rev. Cheryl Matusiak presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 15, from 4 p.m. until time of service (7 p.m.).

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.