Doyle Dinkens

Obituary of Doyle Ray Dinkens

Doyle Ray Dinkens, 79, of Indianapolis, IN (formerly of Francesville, IN) passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Franciscan Health Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  Doyle was born on May 21, 1940 in Lutesville, MO to the late Roy W. and Lovie Oletha Dinkens.  He was a longtime Industrial Arts Teacher at North Judson-San Pierre High School, having retired in 1998.  Doyle was a devoted member of the Francesville Lion’s Club and the Francesville First Christian Church.  Most recently, Doyle attended Franklin Park Church on the south-side of Indianapolis with his family.  His Christian faith was a very important part of his life, and he tried his best to be in church every Sunday.  Doyle was an avid woodworker and was very proud of his workshop and his collection of tools.  He enjoyed talking about all things Northwest Missouri State (his alma-mater) and their football team.  He loved being a grandpa to two sweet boys who will miss him very much.  Doyle had a joy for life; he loved to smile and find ways to make those around him smile as well.  His family is thankful that he is now free from sickness and is home with Jesus. 


He is survived by:

Michael Dinkens, Hobart, IN Son

Bryan (Kimberli) Dinkens, Greenwood, IN Son

Katie (Cedric) McConnell, Fountaintown, IN Daughter

Erin Donnelly, Lafayette, IN Step Daughter

2 Grandchildren - Ezra & Aiden Dinkens

Dale Dinkens, Indianapolis, IN Brother

Mary Bierly, Walkerton, IN Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Roy W. and Lovie Oletha Dinkens, Parents

Steven Dinkens, Son

Jill Roth, Step Daughter


Visitation will be from 11 AM – 2 PM EDT Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.


Private Services will be held at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN with Rev. Todd Yates (of Franklin Park Church in Indianapolis) officiating.


Private Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN.


Memorial Contributions may be made to Franklin Park Church in Indianapolis.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.


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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht - Francesville
230 South Brooks St.
Francesville, Indiana, United States

Private Services

Private Services Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN

Private Burial

Private Burial Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN
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