Duane J. Jennings

August 17, 1939May 11, 2018

Duane Joseph Jennings passed away May 11, 2018 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of the late Charlene for 55 years. Loving father of Tracey (Mark) Hartsough, Jennine (Todd) Senkbeil, David Jennings, and Darrin (Laura) Jennings. Cherished grandfather of Jenny (Zachary), Josef, Rachel, Lauren, Tyler, Kaila, Alyssa, Zac, and Christa. Proud great-grandfather of Anika and Audrey. Dear brother of Darald. Duane was a dedicated teacher for over 30 years in Livonia Public Schools. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 20th, from 5-8pm, with a 7pm vigil, at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd, Livonia. The funeral mass is Monday, May 21st, at 10am (9:30 instate) at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh Rd, Livonia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • In-state Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, May 21, 2018

Duane J. Jennings

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Warren Gilbert

May 20, 2018

I remember Duane well from our days at Cadillac School in Detroit. He was my best friend then and we did many things together. Duane played the clarinet and I still remember him playing "Deep Purple." Also remembered are his mom and dad, his brother Darald, and his grandparents, the Joe LaTarts(sp.). Unfortunately we lost contact with each other, but I still considered him a good friend. May God bless and comfort his family and friends at this time.

Janet Dolin

May 19, 2018

Dear Jennings Family:

So sorry to again (so soon) be sending heartfelt condolences. I think the hardest part of losing someone we truly love isn’t just the selfless act of "Letting Go" and saying “Good Bye” – but also learning to live "Without Them" in our lives. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. Peace be with you all!

Janet Dolin