David U. ‘Dave’ Jennings
Dec. 20, 1938 — June 29, 2017

David 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.

Dave 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.

Dave was 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.

The 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.

Jennings. He is further survived by his brother John C. (Jane) Jennings Jr. and niece Jessica (Chris) Jennings-Monaghan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice U. and John C. Jennings, and his brothers Donald E. and Robert W. Jennings.

On 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

In lieu 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.

A 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.

Cesarz, 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