Dennis Knies, 88, St. Anthony

Dennis Knies, 88, of St. Anthony, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2018, at Cathedral Health Care in Jasper.

He was born at Celestine on August 10, 1930, to Bernard and Alberta (Heldman) Knies. He married Ruth Persohn and she preceded him in death on December 30, 1998.

Dennis was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean war and member of St. Anthony American Legion Post #493 where he served as past commander.

He retired from Kimball, formerly the Jasper Corporation.

Dennis was a member of Divine Mercy Parish-St. Anthony Catholic Church.

He was the former founder and co-owner of DML Electronics in Huntingburg, founding member of the St. Anthony Fire Department and a life member of the Indiana Firefighters Association. He previously worked for the St. Anthony Parish and the Hasenour Motor Company.

Dennis is survived by a daughter, Jolene Davis (John), Huntingburg; two sons, Glenn Knies (Karen) and Tim Knies (Yvonne), both of Huntingburg; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rosetta Hasenour, Connie Schroering and Sharon Burger (Jerry), all of Jasper; six brothers, Albert Knies, Huntingburg, Paul Knies (Carol) and Perry Knies (Jane), both of Jasper, and Virgil Knies (Frances), Bernard Knies (Diane) and Randall Knies (Janice), all of Celestine; and two sisters-in-law, Bernice Knies and Bonnie Knies.

Preceding him in death besides his wife are four brothers, Ernest, Vernon, Jerome and James Knies; and two brothers-in-law, Delmar Schroering and Anthony “Tony” Hasenour.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2018, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, with burial to follow in St. Anthony Cemetery. Military grave side rites by St. Anthony American Legion Post # 493.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

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