Kim Jenkins, 57

Kim David Jenkins, 57, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.Born Oct. 29, 1954, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Cyrus Jack and Wanda Marie (Foulk) Jenkins. He spent his childhood in Fort Wayne where he graduated from Heritage High School with the Class of 1972 and furthered his education by receiving an Associate Degree at Ivy Tech College.He joined the U.S. Army in 1975 and attained the rank of specialist.In 1978, he moved to Coesse and completed his military service as a reservist in 1981.On March 20, 1983, he was united in marriage to Christine K. VanHouten by Rev. Graham L. Kleespie in Columbia City.He first worked at Pranger Mechanical, and for the past 15 years, he was a project manager for Havel Brothers, both of Fort Wayne.He was a member of American Legion Post #98 and Local #166 United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Fort Wayne. An avid fisherman, he also loved anything to do with cars and motorcycles.Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Christine K. Jenkins of Columbia City; three sons, David H. (Brandi), Steven M. and Benjamin C. Jenkins all of Columbia City; two brothers and one sister, Kevin G. (Julie) Jenkins of Columbia City, Kathy A. (David) Krueckeberg of Roanoke and Kerry L. (Kathy) Jenkins of Fort Wayne; two granddaughters, Serina Houser and Ansleigh Jenkins; and father, C. J. Jenkins of Roanoke. He was preceded in death by his mother and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Jenkins.Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Johnson of Oak Grove Church of God officiating. Memorial gifts may be given in memory of Mr. Jenkins to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.