A service in celebration of the life of Wally Wayne Jennings, 60, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bettendorf. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport, with military honors by the American Legion Post #26, Davenport.
Wally Jennings was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Anamosa, the son of Herb and Ruth Jennings. He graduated from Tipton High School.
Mr. Jennings served in the Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the beginning of the Vietnam War. He was selected to stand honor guard for President Eisenhower while in the service.
He married Sandra Sue Lehrman on Oct. 12, 1962.
Mr. Jennings earned his CPA license and joined the firm of Shapley Accounting in 1964. He became partner, and later president, of Reiser, Jennings and Co., PC.
He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Davenport, where he held various council positions, and later Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bettendorf. He was also a member of AICPA and Iowa Society of CPAs, I-Club, Quarterback Club and the American Legion Post #26. He was a former member of the Jaycees, earning “Boss of the Year” in 1984.
His hobbies were coaching softball, mentoring young people, on and off the field, watching his grandchildren play sports, and the Hawkeyes. His faith in Christ was an important part of his life.
Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, Assumption High School or DADS Club.
Survivors include his wife; children, Kim (Joel) Peterson, Doug (Sue) Jennings, and Jeff (Lindsey) Jennings; grandchildren, Erin, Rachel and Morgan Jennings, Maggie, Jack and Joey Peterson, and Luke, Cole and Zoe Jennings; sisters, Mary Lindemann and Ann Rebal, both of Iowa City, and Sharon Pease, Linda Jennings and Donna Terfler, all of Cedar Rapids; and brothers, Bob Jennings, Davenport, and Dwight and Chuck Jennings, both of Tipton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Virginia.
Online condolences may be made at www.WeertsFH.com