John E. Linkel, 67, Batesville, died suddenly Monday, May 2, 2016, at his residence.
Born March 21, 1949, in Batesville, he was the son of Louis E. and Evelyn L. (Brack) Linkel. On Nov. 4, 1967, he was united in marriage to the former Juanita Ball, and she survives.
He was a farmer and had farmed in Franklin County for most of his life. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and, perhaps most of all, spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
Besides Juanita, his wife of nearly 49 years, survivors include his father, Lou Linkel, Batesville; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Amy Linkel, Batesville; five grandchildren, Megan Linkel, Matthew Linkel, Alli Linkel, Brayden Linkel and J.T. Linkel; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Jean Linkel and Tom and Dee Linkel, Batesville; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn L. Linkel, who died March 12, 2005.
Family and friends may visit from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, May 8, and John Cleghorn will officiate funeral services Monday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville. Burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences, please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
Published on  May 4, 2016