Dr. Jindra graduated from Lincoln High School summa cum laude and attended Western Reserve University in Cleveland to study Mortuary Science.After serving an apprenticeship and passing the state board exams he was a licensed funeral director and embalmer.During WWII he joined the Navy and was assigned to Morehead State Teachers College in Kentucky.He received a recommendation to the Navy V12 program for medical training and attended the University of Louisville for his pre-med studies and the University of Pennsylvania for medical school.He served his internship at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland and later opened his private practice in Brooklyn, a suburb of Cleveland.
As a member of the U.S. Army Reserve
was called back into service during the Korean Conflict.He served as a physician in the Army for eighteen months.Following his Army discharge, he settled in Oak Hill, Ohio to serve the community as a physician and for a time served as administrator of Oak Hill Hospital.He
later opened The Winery, a popular winemaking operation and restaurant in Jackson, Ohio.He
is survived by his
wife, Marilyn Karr Jindra; daughter, Barbara Gronik of California; sons, Louis of Gallipolis, Thomas of New Orleans, Robert of Gallipolis and James Jindra of Wooster, Ohio; brothers, Charles and Paul Jindra of Cleveland; sister, Agnes Lucas of Cleveland; stepdaughter, Susan Ridge of Jackson; stepsons, Dan Nelson of Jackson and Kevin Nelson of Avon Lake, Ohio and several grandchildren.
In addition to his
was preceded in death by his
sisters, Florence Ziska, Lillian Zumba and Loretta Lucas, and by a brother, Bernard Jindra.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
.The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Hanna officiating.