Jay A. Weinkauf
Dec. 9, 1945 – Aug. 31, 2011
Jay A. Weinkauf of Summit died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at the age of 65. He was born Dec. 9, 1945, in Milwaukee, the son of Leland and Velnetta (nee Button) Weinkauf.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 until 1972. On Jan. 13, 1968, he married the former JoAnn McIlhone in Waukesha. He was a manager at Unisys from 1972 until 1993 and was then employed at Johnson Controls until his retirement in 2008. Jay was the Dousman village president from 1986 until 1995. He began the Dousman Athletic League and was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church, Kettle Moraine Booster Club and American Legion Post 375 in Mukwonago.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, JoAnn of Summit, along with their children, Neil (Pam) Weinkauf of Waukesha, Keith (Crystal) Weinkauf of Lomira and Kha (Bang) Uong of Stanton, Calif. He was the dear grandfather of Samuel, Riley, Mitchel, Mikayla, Madeline, Samantha, Zachary and Dameian; and the beloved brother of Mary (Gary) Jorgensen of Mukwonago, Jerry Niegelsen of East Troy, Kathy (Bill) Dahle of Mukwonago, Jeff (Nancy) Weinkauf of Waukesha, John (Donna) Niegelsen of Oconomowoc, Joseph (Nancy) Weinkauf of Mukwonago, Jill (John) Howard of Sunrise, Fla., Tim (Carla) Niegelsen of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Jennifer (Rick) Wagner of Davie, Fla., and Sonia (Ken) Halverson of Waukesha. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his stepmother, Beatrice Weinkauf.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral Mass on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at St. Bruno Catholic Church, 246 W. Ottawa Ave., Dousman. Graveside services with full military honors will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at St. Joseph Cemetery in Waukesha.
Memorials in Jay’s name are appreciated to the Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha, 217 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 16, Waukesha, WI 53186; or the Hunger Task Force, 201 S. Hawley Ct., Milwaukee, WI 53214.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.