PAWNEE ROCK — John L. “Jack” Link, 74, died July 5, 2011 in Barton County.
He was born June 20, 1937 in Chase, the son of Eugene M. and Frances Elizabeth (Robinson) Link.
He graduated from Chase High School in 1956. On Jan. 17, 1965, he married Joyce Beydler in Lyons. He was a resident of Pawnee Rock since 1976, coming from Chase and Great Bend. He was a master mechanic, working for Rosenberg Engine Service, Petroleum, Inc., and Straub International, where he retired. Following his retirement, he continued working on the farm and doing mechanic work. He was mayor of Pawnee Rock for 10 years, was a former Pawnee Rock city council member and served as a reserve deputy sheriff.
Mr. Link was a member of the Pawnee Rock Christian Church, Lions Club, Pawnee Rock and Chase Volunteer Fire Department, Barton County Rescue Team (CERT), and the Christian Motorcycle Association.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Link, of the home; a son, Victor J. Link and wife Yvonne, Great Bend; two brothers, Ronald Link, Cushing, Okla., and Howard Link and wife Jeannie, Chase; four grandchildren, Jon Link and wife Sarah May, Vancouver, Wash., Devon Link and Austin Drake, both of Great Bend, and Dakotah R. Fiedler and husband Mark, Salina; three great-grandchildren, Emma L. Fiedler, Addison Link and Adrian Link; several nieces and nephews; and two dogs, Sam and Alice. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Victor Link.
Funeral services are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at the Pawnee Rock Christian Church with Pastor John Thomas and Pastor Don Paden officiating. Burial will be at the Pawnee Rock Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the Christian Motorcycle Association, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home *
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 7, 2011