David Bennink Obituary

David A. Bennink
Dave Bennink
David A. Bennink

October 14, 1955 - January 7, 2019
Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa
Resided in Altoona, Iowa
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David Allen Bennink went home to be with the Lord on January 7, 2019. He was born October 14, 1955 in Oskaloosa, Iowa to the late Donald L. and Sophia C. (Van Hal) Bennink. He graduated from Boone High School in 1974 and in 1976 from the DMACC diesel mechanic program. For over 40 years he worked as a diesel mechanic in Des Moines and was currently working at the DMACC Transportation Institute.

Dave was united in marriage on February 16, 1980 to his wife of 38 years, Lynn Coffey. He cherished time with his children and grandchildren. Dave and Lynn also enjoyed motorcycle and Corvette rides, boating, and traveling together.

Our family will dearly miss Dave, but rejoice in knowing he is safely "Home" as he was purchased by the blood of his Savior, Christ Jesus.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lynn; daughters, Kristen (Jon) Hanson and Michelle (Josh) Finch; precious grandchildren, Arwen and Jensen Finch, who adored “Papa”. Dave is also survived by his mother, Sophia Bennink; sisters, Susan (John) Burke of Omaha, NE, Ann (Kevin) Sorensen of Cokato, MN, and Karen (Tom) Schultz of Warrenton, VA. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

Visitation with the family will be held at The Well Covenant Church, 2625 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa from 4-7 pm on Friday, January 11, 2019. A celebration of life service will be held at The Well Covenant Church at 10 am January 12, 2019. The family encourages anyone with a Hawaiian shirt to wear it LOUD and PROUD!

Memorial contributions may be made to Freedom for Youth, The Well Covenant Church, The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation, or for diesel mechanic scholarships at DMACC. Gifts for the scholarship can be made in memory of David Bennink to the Des Moines Area Community College Diesel Mechanics Endowed Scholarship with the DMACC Foundation either online or by sending cash or check to: DMACC Foundation ATTN: Shelby Nelson 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Bldg. 22 Ankeny, IA 50023.

Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com.





The Well Covenant Church
2625 Hubbell Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317
Friday, January 11, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Well Covenant Church
2625 Hubbell Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317
Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 AM


Freedom for Youth
2301 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50310
Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation
East 30th & University
Des Moines, IA US 50317
The Well Covenant Church
2625 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
DMACC - Diesel Mechanic Scholarships
DMACC Foundation ATTN: Shelby Nelson 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Bldg. 22
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Diesel Mechanics Endowed Scholarship Designation Code: DIESEL Campus/Center: Ankeny Min. Cumulative GPA: 2.0 Area of Study: Diesel Technology AAS & Diploma Scholarship Use: Tuition, Fees, Supplies and Books