Robert Thomas “Bob” Cunningham, a longtime resident of Prior Lake, passed away peacefully the morning of March 19, 2023 at the age of 59. A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (4565 Pleasant St SE) in Prior Lake, on Saturday, May 6th, 2023 at 11:00 AM with visitation starting at 10:00 AM.
Bob was born in Minneapolis, MN in July 1963, the youngest of three sons born to parents, Tom and Joyce (Pleidrup) Cunningham. While Bob was still quite young, the family moved to Prior Lake to enjoy life on Candy Cove.
Growing up Bob loved anything and everything to do with lake life; swimming, fishing, water skiing, swinging from the rope swing, muskrat trapping, and in the winter, sledding, ice skating and playing hockey. He kept those same interests throughout his lifetime and later added photography and drawing to his life of interests. In high school he was an accomplished competitive swimmer and passed the love of swimming on to his children, Thomas and Elizabeth.
After high school, he attended UMD and graduated with a degree in Communications. Bob was very social and enjoyed his college years. In his adult life, he was a loving father and enjoyed sharing his interests. Throughout his life, Bob was an avid fisherman. He possessed that unique set of skill, luck and patience that allowed him to catch the several real trophies that adorned the walls of his home.
Bob is survived by his loving children, Thomas Cunningham and Elizabeth (Eric) Peterson; grandchild, Colby; brother, Bill (Gail) Cunningham; and many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and devoted friends. Waiting to welcome Bob home are his parents, Tom and Joyce; and brother, Steven Cunningham.
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So very sad, my deepest sympathies to Bob’s family and friends.
So very sorry to hear! My condolences to the family.
Jeffrey A Gerdes
My Condolences to the Cunningham family. Rest in Peace Bob.
So sorry to hear.. Rest in peace Bob.
What can I say Bullet (his UMD nickname)? You lived large and always seem to have a smile and kind words every time we met. It’s been a hell of ride and I hope you’ll save a few spots up there for the rest of us. You’ll be missed but never forgotten… condolences to all you family and friends.
Rest in peace! Prayers for the family!
Condolences to all Bob let behind. RIP Bob.
May peace and ’s follow Bob
Michael F Shoemaker
REST in Peace Bob!! Condolence’s to the family .
Blessings to your family. Prayers and hugs to your family and friends. ❤️
BOB WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE IN HIGH SCHOOL ! I REMEMBERED BOB HAD WRITTEN SOMETHING FUNNY IN ONE OF MY YEARBOOKS . SO I HAD TO DID THEM OUT AND FIND IT . MADE ME LAUGH AND BROUGHT BACK GOOD MEMORIES ! KATHY NEVE , LAURIE IVERSON. MANY OTHERS YOU
KNOW WHO YOU ARE ! WE ALL HAD FUN !
RIP BOB ! BLESSINGS TO YOUR FAMILY ,
Bob always had a smile on his face along with a sharp sense of humor. He could light a room up.
Bob had a kind soul as well. I will always remember him as a great person, teammate and a good friend to myself, my late brother Grant and to so many others.
My love, prayers and condolences go out to Bob’s family.
Bob has truly touched the face of God.
“For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.”
Remember working with Bob at RTW. He was in the IT dept. We had a fun relationship after he he cut me off in traffic and discovered we both lived in Creekwood. You were too young to leave us.
Katherine (Cunningham) Kjeer
Oh gosh – it’s not your friend Bob Cunningham. I’m hoping your Bob is doing well! This Bob didn’t work in IT and didn’t live in Creekwood. I hope you see this message.
Bob was kind hearted and loyal and ready for fun. I remember some huge snow storm, school canceled. Bob came to pick up Stephanie & me just to drive around in his truck (It had a name that I can’t remember) We had adventures together in HS, learning to negotiate relationships.
Good Times! Thank you Bob! RIP