David U. ‘Dave’
U. “Dave” Jennings of Wales left to be with the Lord on Thursday,
June 29, 2017, at the age of 78 years. He was born in Lansing, Mich., on
December 20, 1938. On November 22, 1967 he married his beloved wife
Barbara A. Kittner.
earned his bachelor’s degree from Ripon College, and served our
country in the Army as a captain. He had a successful career in the
insurance industry, became a CPCU educator and retired from Chrysler
Insurance in 2000. Dave was an aggressive sportsman who loved hunting
and fishing with his best man, Carl Euller, and golfing with his
Wednesday morning buddies at Nagawaukee. He also enjoyed tennis,
baseball, softball, soccer, football, Indy racing and skiing.
an avid fan of Kettle Moraine athletics and spent many years as an
umpire for softball leagues in Wales. Dave had a wry wit, but above all,
he loved his family and country. He will be forever remembered as a
loyal, loving and dedicated son, husband, father, grandfather, brother,
uncle and friend.
devoted husband of Barbara; loving father of Debra L. (Todd) Bennett and
John K. (Leah) Jennings; proud grandpa of Zackery J.G. Bennett; and
proud new pop of Casey L.
He is further survived by his brother John C. (Jane) Jennings Jr.
preceded in death by his parents, Alice U. and John C. Jennings, and his
brothers Donald E. and Robert W. Jennings.
Thursday, July 20, at 4 p.m. a graveside service and burial will take
place at Jerusalem Cemetery, 1927-2236 S. Wales Road (Highway 83),
Wales, WI 53183, (corner of Highway 83 & S. Brandybrook Road). The
family will host a celebration of Dave’s life after the service. For
more information, please contact Deb Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
of flowers, memorials may be made to Wales Village Hall, Attn: Dave
Jennings, 129 W. Main St., Wales, WI 53183, for a memorial near the
baseball fields; or AngelsGrace Hospice, N74-W35908 Servants’ Way,
Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
special thank you to all of the caregivers (doctors, nurses, CNAs and
support staff) at the UW Cancer Center, Waukesha Memorial Hospital and
AngelsGrace Hospice who provided outstanding care and support for Dave
and our family through the last 13 months along this journey.
Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning
Services is serving the family. For further information, please call
262-5426609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a
condolence, please visit