David Wayne Jankowski

Nov. 11, 1953 – March 7, 2014

David Wayne Jankowski, 60, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at home. He was born on November 11, 1953, to William and Helen (Bradley) Jankowski in Chicago. His parents preceded him in death.

Dave worked in the manufacturing industry for more than 40 years. Most recently he was a consultant for ID Castings. He had also worked for Northern Castings, Gartland Foundry and Batesville Casket Company. His favorite pastime was being in blue on the baseball field. He was able to turn his love of baseball into a successful 30-year umpiring career. To say he was a Green Bay Packers fan is an understatement. He truly bled green and gold and could not have been more proud to be a shareholder. He also leaves a legacy of being the world’s best euchre player.

He is survived by his wife, Luanne Dahringer Jankowski; children, Jill (Greg) Golightly, Amy (Tony) Hilton, David (Karen) Jankowski and Lyndsay (Mike) Sheridan; siblings, Bill Jankowski, Chris Mrioued, Paul Jankowski, Dori Rota and Wally Jankowski; the mother of his children, Pam Melfi; and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 15, at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Ind., with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm until the time of service.

To honor the support given during his daughter’s breast cancer journey, Dave requested memorial contributions be made to the Megan S. Ott Foundation, P.O. Box 1372, Noblesville, IN 46061, or online at

Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 317-773-2584, is serving the family. For more information, visit online at