Ronald J. Knies (RJ), age 78 of Celestine, passed away at 1:59 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.
He was born at Celestine, Indiana on December 5, 1939 to Leo T. and Irene (Haas) Knies.
RJ served in the Indiana National Guard and worked as a carpenter and retired from Reynolds Construction Company where he worked for several years.
He was a member of St. Isidore Parish - St. Celestine Campus in Celestine, the Celestine Community Club and the St. Celestine Knight of Columbus.
He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, playing cards, hunting, fishing and spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Faye (Joe) Fuhs, Jasper, IN
Christine (Leland) Harbeson, Ramsey, IN
Nicole (James) Robinson, Louisville, KY
Jeffrey Knies, Loogootee, IN
Todd (Adriana) Knies, Plantation, FL
Ryan Knies, North Carolina
Nine grandchildren , Ten great grandchildren
Janice (Kenneth) Mehringer, Jasper, IN
Lori (Dean) Baumeyer, Evansville, IN
Herman (Nancy) Knies, Jasper, IN
Keith (Debbie) Knies, Jasper, IN
John (Rosie) Knies, Arlington, TX
Jack (Jane) Knies, Goshen, IN
Sister-in-Laws, Mary Lee Knies, Ferdinand, IN and Virginia Knies, Jasper, IN.
Preceding him in death besides his parents are two brothers, Kenneth and Allen Knies.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at St. Celestine Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Celestine Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.
Rosary will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by members of St. Isidore Parish, Celestine Knights of Columbus and Celestine Community Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Celestine Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.