Anthony D. Prickel, age 76 of Batesville, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Born September 19, 1940 in Batesville, he is the son of Alvina (Nee: Wallpe) and Alphons Prickel. He married Joyce Gindling May 5, 1962 at St. Louis Church and she preceded him in death January 17, 2002. Tony worked as an inspector for Cummins Engines in Columbus for 33 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461 and the Batesville Eagles Aerie #1130.
For those who knew Tony, he had two passions. To say he was a huge Notre Dame fan would be an understatement. A bigger fan would be harder to find. A close second was his love of golf. He played as often as he could. He also followed the Reds and was a casual Bengals fan. In his earlier years he enjoyed rabbit and squirrel hunting and in later years Tony became an avid Solo player. He would often stop at the Knights hall mid afternoon to sit in on a game or two.
He is survived by his daughter Gayla Prickel of Greensburg; sons Scott and Chris Prickel, both of Batesville; his longtime companion Brenda Gridley; sisters Emma and Katie Prickel, both of Batesville; brother Larry Prickel of Napoleon and seven grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by sister Pauline Vankirk and brothers Alvin (Buster) and Paul (Pete) Prickel.
Visitation is Friday, September 15th from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, September 16th at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. The family encourages everyone to wear their favorite Fighting Irish attire to the visitation and funeral. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Batesville Knights of Columbus or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.