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Keith J. Jennings

September 21, 1960 February 10, 2018
Keith J. Jennings
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Obituary for Keith J. Jennings

Keith J. Jennings, a resident of Brighton Township and long time mechanical engineer with Jervis B. Webb in Farmington, died on February 10, 2018 at the age of 57.

Born in Detroit on September 21, 1960, the son of Clarence and Patricia (nee Jordan) Jennings, Keith grew up in Westland and later moved to Milford. During his time at Milford High School he interned with the Jervis B. Webb Manufacturing Company in Farmington. After graduation he began his career with the company and enjoyed many years as a mechanical engineer there. In recent years he worked as a consultant and relished in the many friendships he formed.

It was at the McDonalds restaurant in Hartland that Keith ran into (nearly) Dianna Wagnitz. It was love at first sight, and they married on October 25, 1980 in St. John’s Church in Hartland. In 1987 they built their home in Brighton where they enjoyed watching children and grandchildren grow. He cherished time spent with his grandchildren; they were his everything, and he was ever ready to entertain them in his fun-loving, goofball ways. His family will always remember the adventurous family vacations he planned, including his favorite trip whitewater rafting in Virginia.

Keith always wanted everyone around him to be happy and comfortable, and was always the person to lighten the mood with his wealth of movie lines, song lyrics, humor and wit. Throughout the trials in his life and the loss of his health in recent months as he waited for a heart and kidney transplant, he remained the ‘rock’ that he always was for his family. His counsel to his family was steady, “we will get through this.”

In addition to Dianna, his beloved wife of over thirty-seven years, he is survived by his daughters, Carol (Rob) Rudlaff and Jessica (Joe) Ramm; his son, Eric (Nina) Jennings; grandchildren, Emma, Hunter, Morgan, Maddison, Charleigh, Carsyn, Bella, and one on the way; his sister, Jackie Field; in-laws, Marv and Pat Wagnitz; sisters and brothers-in-law, Arlene (Steve) Weippert, Chuck (Shelly) Wagnitz, Dale Wagnitz, Cindy Wagnitz, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Arthur Jennings, Jr. in 2016 and his mother, Patricia A. Jennings in 2010.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Wednesday, February 14, at 11AM. Friends may visit on Tuesday, February 13, from 2-8PM.

Memorials may be made in his name to Gift of Life Michigan or Donate Life.

For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

13

Feb

2:00 PM 2/13/2018 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/13/2018 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

14

Feb

11:00 AM 2/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Gift of Life Foundation (Michigan)

3861 Research Park Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Donate Life America

701 East Byrd Street, 16th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
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