Obituary of David L. Jenkins
David L. Jenkins, 58, passed away on Monday December 20th, 2021 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He was born on April 26th, 1963 to Billy G. And Gloria K (Hellinga) Jenkins. David graduated from Winamac High School in 1981 and was awarded the Golden Hammer in Building Trades as a senior. During those years, David also worked closely with his father at Jenkins Lumber & Construction. After graduating, David moved to Arizona to attend automotive trade school. Upon return to Winamac, David purchased his Grandmother Jenny’s home and lived in the town he loved for the remainder of his life. His roots ran deep.
Hired in 1988, David was a long time employee at Plymouth Tube Company in Winamac where he currently worked as a Lab Technician; his integrity, attention to detail and work ethic was highly appreciated and will be missed. David truly enjoyed both his job and the people he worked with....including all three of his sons! It was at Plymouth Tube in 1997 that he met the love of his life, Laura Mundell, whom he married on June 6, 2002.
In 2012, David and Laura opened The Old Barn and Garden in Winamac, fulfilling a long-time dream of Laura’s. David poured his heart and soul into the business; it was his dream to see her succeed; his love and support for Laura was unwavering. David was a member of the Head Hunters Car Club in Winamac. He was a true car enthusiast and enjoyed attending local car shows and club meetings. David was also a skilled, creative carpenter and took both joy and pride in his work. He also enjoyed watching movies, music, singing karaoke, and was always ready for a two-step dance with Laura. David looked forward to the annual Power from the Past show where he would proudly display his father’s old John Deere tractor year after year.
David’s love for his family was beyond measure. Many happy memories were made on the annual family vacations. His children will miss their super-hero who loved nothing more than liberally dispensing wisdom, life stories....and corny dad jokes. Their Dad was never more than a phone call away if they needed a hand. David especially cherished his grandchildren. His little granddaughters never failed to bring out his million dollar smile, and he never missed a single one of his grandson’s football games. David truly was the family Superman, larger than life, and his unconditional love was the cape that enveloped all. He will be deeply missed by his many friends and family.
He is survived by:
Laura Mundell Jenkins, Winamac IN, Wife
3 Precious Daughters;
Alyssa Jenkins, Fishers IN
Rachael Mundell, Grand Canyon North Rim, AZ
Amanda (Brian) Kirkland, Crown Point, IN
3 Beloved Sons;
Zane Jenkins, Winamac IN
Nolan Jenkins, Winamac IN
Max Mundell, Winamac IN
3 Cherished Grandchildren:
Loving Mother; Gloria K (Hellinga) Jenkins Burton, Winamac IN
Dearest Sis; Cathy (Duane) Field, Winamac IN.
Many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews
Buster Jenkins, Beloved Old Dog
Preceded in death by:
Billy G. Jenkins, Father
Visitation will be from 3-7 PM EST Friday, January 7, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Head Hunters Car Club or Starke County Humane Society.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David Jenkins, please visit Tribute Store
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