Jennison, Jay R.
Jay R. Jennison, 43, Fargo, ND passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis after a 10 month battle with heart failure. He was born on September 1, 1970, in Wausau, WI, to James and Gale (Manecke) Jennison, He grew up and attended school in Wausau, Wisconsin, graduating from D.C. Everest High School in 1988. Following high school, he attended Rainy Lake Community College in International Falls, MN and later MSUM.
Arrangements: Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Jay worked at the Days Inn in West Fargo, where he met his wife, Michelle Kerzman. They were married on May 1, 1999, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo. The couple made their home in Fargo, where they raised their daughter, Brooke.
Jay was employed at Radiographic Technologies Inc. as a service technician for the last 16 years, until his illness. In addition to his work at RTI, he also dealt blackjack for Red River Human Services Foundation.
Jay worked hard and played harder. He was an avid outdoorsman, greatly enjoying time spent hunting, fishing, and golfing. He loved going on adventures with his wife and exploring the world with his daughter. As the defending champion of the BBB Triathlon, he proudly displayed the trophy showing off his excellence in birdies, bowling, and blackjack.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Michelle and daughter, Brooke, Fargo ND; his father, James (Barbara) Jennison, Schofield WI; mother, Gale (Terry) Stone, Int'l Falls MN; sisters, Jami (Joe Mershon) Traska, Int'l Falls MN; and Jill (Tim) Bolduc, Zimmerman MN; nieces, Halle and Courtney Harrington, Zimmerman MN; stepbrother, Scott Perkins, Greensburg PA; stepsisters, Sarah (Ken) Maciaz, Mosinee WI; and Shelley (Ryan) Wucherer, De Pere WI; brother-in-law, Michael Kerzman, Fargo ND; mother-in-law, Patricia Kerzman, Fargo ND; and many other relatives and friends.
Boulger Funeral Home
123 10Th St S Fargo, ND 58103
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald from June 18 to June 27, 2014