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Janis "John" Indriksons, age 76 of Franklin, Indiana, and formerly of Indianapolis, died Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Otterbein Franklin Senior Life Community in Franklin.
Born August 11, 1941, in Riga, Latvia, he is the son of Elza (Nee: Kaukis) and Aleksandrs Indriksons. He married Diane Weigel September 22, 1973, at St. Louis Church in Batesville. He served in the Air Force from 1961 to 1962 and after the service became a licensed electrician, working for the Indiana Brotherhood of Electric Workers until retiring.
Born in Latvia, his family escaped to Germany in 1945. In 1950 they immigrated to the United States and he grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. A sports fan, he enjoyed following the Huskers and Colts and although he liked watching golf, he didn't golf himself.
John would read the newspaper from front page to back page, liked mowing and fiddling in the yard and, according to Diane, loved food. When Diane got a break from the cooking, they were frequent visitors to Bob Evans and Denny's. A dog lover, John was very fond of his two Shelties, Brewster and Brandy.
He is survived by his wife Diane; brothers Andris (Jean) Indriksons of Zionsville, Indiana, Karlis (Margaret) Indriksons of Lincoln, Nebraska; niece Kristina Indriksons of New York and nephew David (Kristina) Indriksons of Silver Springs, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Diane will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. with a memorial service following at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 28, at the Otterbein Franklin Senior Life Community Chapel in Franklin. A visitation will be held Friday, December 29, from 10-11 a.m. in Batesville at the Weigel Funeral Home with services following at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.
The family requests memorials to the Otterbein Franklin Senior Life Benevolent Fund or St. Rose of Lima Church.
Published on December 23, 2017
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