Dr. John Daniel Ax, 59, of Linton, passed away at 2:31 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, 2006 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
Born Nov. 1, 1946 in Evansville, he was the son of Judge John R. Ax and Kathryn Marie Steinkomp.
He worked at the PBS station KERA as a first class engineer in Texas. He moved to Indianapolis and worked for WFBM Channel 6, then moved back to Linton and resumed managing the family farm. He was licensed in real estate and insurance, started his own business and also built Spec Homes. He completed his education at Indiana State University and was matriculated into Berry University School of Podiatic Medicine in Miami Shore, Fla. He started his practice in Lyons in 1990.
He attended St. Peter Catholic Church, graduated from Linton-Stockton High School in 1964, attended Butler University and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He attended Indiana State University and University of Texas at Arlington. He was a former member of the Linton Civitan, BPO Elks, Moose Lodge and Rotary Club at various times of his life. He was a member of the Indiana Podiatry Association, American Podiatry Association, American Pain Association and National Minimal Incision Association.
Survivors include: his wife, Mercedes (Rubira) Ax of Linton; three daughters, Christy E. and Michael A. Cottone of Charleston, S.C.; Patricia K. Ax of Omaha, Neb.; and Caridad Ax of Linton; three grandchildren, Addison, Chase and Ansley; one brother, Michael D. Ax of Vincennes; and one sister, Kay A. Sullivan of Linton.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Elizabeth Davis; his father; one brother, Thomas D. Ax; and one sister, Toni S. Ax.
Funeral service was at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton with Father Hilary Vieck. Burial will take place later in Vista Memorial Gardens in Miami, Fla.
Friends called from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and from 2 p.m. until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.