Jay Royal Ihlenfeld, 68, Verona, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the University Hospital in Madison, WI after a lingering illness.
Jay was born on September 10, 1950 in Watertown, WI to Royal and Georgiann (Schmeling) Ihlenfeld. The oldest of 5 children, he graduated from Lakeside Lutheran High School in 1969. He graduated from MATC in the Automotive Technician program. Jay began his career at Haberman’s Standard Service in Jefferson. He later married Cynthia Schrank of Loganville and was employed as a diesel mechanic for Struck and Irwin of Madison, finally retiring from Madison Mack. He enjoyed cars, trucks, western shoot-out related activities and being around people.
Jay is survived by his son Joshua (Sarah) Ihlenfeld, Madison; grandchildren Sullivan and Callan Ihlenfeld; brothers Mark (Linda) Ihlenfeld, Jefferson, Scott (Julie) Ihlenfeld, Fort Atkinson, Jeff (Jennifer) Ihlenfeld, Jefferson; sister Judy Nowicki, Jefferson. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private burial will be held at Union Cemetery, Jefferson, WI.
Nitardy Funeral Home, Fort Atkinson, WI is assisting the family.