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Mark A. Prickel, age 86 of Morris, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at his residence.
Born November 18, 1931, in Ripley County, Indiana, he is the son of Matilda (Nee: Zillebuehler) and Nicholas Prickel. He married Arnelda Scheele October 24, 1953, at St. Louis Church and she preceded him in death March 4, 2004.
A lifelong farmer, Mark was a member of the St. Anthony's Men's Choir and longtime choir director, member of the Eureka Band and Fourth Degree Knight with the Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461. He also served as county commissioner for two terms and three terms with the Batesville Community School Corp.
Mark enjoyed watching Purdue basketball, Notre Dame football, the Bengals, rabbit hunting in his younger years and he was a league bowler for many years.
What he loved most was spending time with his grandchildren and working on the farm.
Mark is survived by daughters Jane Tekulve and Brenda Meyer, both of Batesville, Judy Kinker of Greensburg, Nancy Prickel, Mary Jo Reer and Diane Dierckman, all of Batesville; sons Mike, Matt, and Luke, all of Batesville, Marvin of Chicago, Donny of Batesville; 28 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by sisters Sister Mary Luke Prickel, O.S.F., Connie Prickel-Metz and Marcia Werner and brothers John D. and Jerome.
Visitation is Monday, December 18, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 19, at St. Anthony's Church with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Connie Prickel-Metz Scholarship Fund.
Published on December 13, 2017
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