Obituary of Gerald Douglas Jennings – The Hawk Eye

Gerald Douglas Jennings (56) of Winfield, died at his home on July 20, 2022 surrounded by his wife and children after a six-year battle with cancer. He was born on April 29, 1966 in Burlington, Iowa to Royal & Mae June (Mohnssen) Jennings.

Gerald was a graduate of Winfield-Mt. Union High School and attended Indian Hills Community College. He was a farmer and was employed at the Walmart distribution center for thirty-four years as a mechanic.

Gerald married Karen Kimble on October 12, 1996 at First Presbyterian Church in Winfield, Iowa.

Gérald enjoyed following his children in all their activities and was extremely proud of their accomplishments throughout their high school and college careers. He was a talented mechanic who could fix almost anything, and he was famous for his chili. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching football, playing golf, and anything that involved having cold beers with the guys. Gérald enjoyed the time spent growing up and later taking over the family farm, which was his favorite place. Gerald was a longtime member of the Twin Lakes Recreation Center, where he served on the board and was a member of the Kaaba Shrine.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Karen Jennings of Winfield, IA; his children Sam (Taylor) Jennings, Molly Jennings and Jack Jennings of Winfield, IA; his mother June Jennings of Winfield, IA; his sisters Cynthia Phillips of Agency, IA, Barb Delany of California and brother Alvin Jennings of Ottumwa, IA; his sister-in-law Kathy Kimble of Winfield, IA; his brother-in-law John Scieszinski of Albia, IA; her in-laws Trevor and Bonnie Kimble of Morning Sun, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Royal Jennings; his beloved big sister Annette Scieszinski; his brothers-in-law Kerry Phillips and Steve Delaney, and a younger brother Bradley Jennings.

Visitation will be on Sunday, July 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church where the family will be present. Funeral services will be Monday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Winfield.

Arrangements are entrusted to Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services, Winfield. Online condolences can be left with the Jennings family at

Interment is delayed until current policy restrictions on the sale of open burial grounds in Winfield Cemetery are lifted.

Posted July 22, 2022

Posted in The Hawk’s Eye

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First Presbyterian Church 302 S Locust St, Winfield, IA 52659

July 24, 2022 at 14:00 – 17:00

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First Presbyterian Church 302 S Locust St, Winfield, IA 52659

July 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM

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