Emiel C Linders

March 9, 1958 ~ October 14, 2019 (age 61)


Emiel C. Linders, 61, of Griffith, IN, formerly of St. John, IN (L.C. class of '77), passed away suddenly October 14th, 2019. Loving husband to wife, Nancy Linders, of 29 years. Loving Dad to Emily Linders, Teddy Linders, Vanessa (Mike) McKinney and David (Angela) Hughes. Grandpa to Makenzie, Mikey, Mlynn, Evy, Chris, Abby, Viktor, and Great-Grandpa to baby Keinan (on his way!). Dear brother to Frank (Jane) Linders and Lillian (Valentine) Fetsch. Uncle to many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Welcomed with open arms into Heaven by his loving parents, Theodore and Catharina Linders, and many friends.

A special thanks to Tommy, Duane, Donnie, and Dominic for being there for him, and also to those who came to visit him in the hospital.

Emiel had a passion, and a natural talent for restoring cars. He was a compassionate person that always went out of his way to help others. He had an infectious laugh and was always the life of the party. He loved to have the occasional "wink wink" drink with his friends. He loved life, and most of all, he loved his family. He left his mark on this world and will forever be missed. 

Direct cremation. No service. A Celebration of Life to be set at a later time.

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