Dayton Jackson Wenz

Dayton Jackson Wenz

July 4, 2004 – August 6, 2022

Born on the Fourth of July, Dayton Jackson Wenz arrived in this world ready to celebrate with his family. He lived 18 years, one month and two days until he was taken out of our care August 6, 2022.  Dayton was a graduate of Central High School Class of 2022. Growing up, he participated in many sports including soccer, cross country running, and swimming. He even played trumpet in jr high band. He previously worked as a lifeguard and taught swim lessons at the YMCA. More recently, he had been employed at Jason’s Deli and utilized his culinary skills that he learned in is favorite foods class. Dayton was an energetic kid, full of passion, determined and loved his family and friends. His witty banter, sprinkled with sarcasm kept everyone on their toes; many people describe him as the funniest person they know. In his short life he experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. No matter what, everyone always knew right where they stand with Dayton, as he was very open in showing his emotions and wore his heart on his sleeve while often addressing in-depth topics that most were too skeptical to entertain or question. He was our protector, source of constant entertainment, annoyance, humor, and endless love.

He is survived by his ever loving mother and biggest advocate, Sarah, his sister and original bff, Laynie of Omaha, grandparents, Bob and Barb Wenz of North Platte, uncle Seth (Alicia) Wenz of Lincoln and many extended family as well as several special friends. He is preceded in death by uncle Jason Wenz of Lincoln.

VISITATION: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m., followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE, 2:00 p.m., all at West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit and click on the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


  • Vicki Fowler Posted August 11, 2022 11:15 am

    You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts are breaking for all of you.

  • Vicki Fowler and family Posted August 11, 2022 11:16 am

    You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts are breaking for all of you. Vicki, Dennis, Renee, Eric, Carley and Silas

  • Dave and Beth Sirek Posted August 11, 2022 1:08 pm

    Beth and I send our condolences for Sarah’s loss of her son. Bob and Barb you have our condolences also.. Our hearts go out for you.

  • Diane Gibson Posted August 11, 2022 1:48 pm

    What a beautiful young man So sorry for this! My prayers are ongoing!!!

  • Nikki Vasquez Posted August 12, 2022 9:04 am

    Blessed be. Im so sorry for your loss

  • Laura and Dennis Van Allen Posted August 12, 2022 9:32 am

    Extending our sympathy to you and your family in your loss of Dayton. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Beth H Posted August 12, 2022 2:26 pm

    Thinking of You though everything. Word’s fail me but sending love and a huge Hug!!

  • jan fogarty Posted August 12, 2022 4:08 pm

    oh sarah….my heart goes out to you on the loss of your much beloved son, dayton. may he rest in peace. condolences to all his extended family and friends. life can be so damned hard sometimes! wishing you and laynie, and all his loved ones some sense of peace. am so so very sorry for this horrible loss.

  • Katrina Tarvin (Baron) and Family Posted August 12, 2022 4:14 pm

    Sarah, I know there are no words that could ease your pain. Just know we are deeply sorry for your loss of Dayton. We are so very heartbroken for you, Laynie and the rest of the family. I hope you find comfort in the thought of him hanging with Uncle Wenzo. Much love to all of you!!

  • Jordan Shaw Posted August 12, 2022 4:54 pm

    Dayton always had the boys in his class at Bryan laughing, knew how to push the limits, but keep all of us laughing at the same time. All love.

  • Barbara Kronschnabel Posted August 12, 2022 10:28 pm

    My heart broke hearing this news. I’m sorry beyond words for your loss. Love to you and Lainey. Dayton was such a wonderful presence in the world.

  • Lucy, Allan, and Tim Muinov Posted August 13, 2022 3:30 am

    Our deepest condolences to Dayton’s family… Our thoughts and prayers are with you… Dayton was a good friend to our son Allan in Bryan elementary school and we’ll remember him as such a kind and fun boy. 🙏🤍

  • Anna Geis Posted August 13, 2022 6:28 am

    I have no words for the loss of Dayton. Love and prayers to the entire Wenz family. Love you all.

  • Brooke Sutton Posted August 13, 2022 12:59 pm

    Wenz Family – I am so very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful kid. I’m grateful for the 2 years I got to spend with Dayton in-class. He is so funny and charming and has a big heart. Over the years, he demonstrated an increasing desire to learn and grow. I can’t imagine the pain and sorrow you feel. My hope is that you can find some peace in memories of your time together.

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *