Lucille P. Knies, 88, Jasper


Lucille KniesLucille P. Knies, age 88, of Jasper, died Friday (January 17) at her home. She was born April 2, 1925, in St.Meinrad to Alois and Cecelia (Schum) Becher. She married Raymond B. Knies October 18, 1949, at St. Meinrad. He died November 22, 1968.

Lucille was a homemaker and former president of Cave Quarries and Knies Construction Companies. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and served on the new church building committee from 1976 to 1979. Her family was the recipient of the Holy Family School Distinguished Family Award for 2009-2010. She enjoyed quilting, bowling, baking, and nature, and Jasper High School sports and band.

Surviving are two sons, Joe Knies and wife Jeanne, and Jeff Knies and wife Paula, all of Jasper; five daughters, Mona Hoffman and husband Bert, Marla Giesler and husband Jeff, Dana Welp and husband Doug, Jane Balsmeyer and husband Mark, and Glenda Begle and husband Rick, all Jasper; son-in-law Robert Mehringer, Evansville; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelly Mehringer, two sons, Tim and Steve Knies; two brothers, Edmund and Henry Becher, and four sisters, Antoinette Busam, Bernadine Wilmes, Estelle Brown, and Helen Durcholz.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. A rosary will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Blessed Virgin Sodality at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dubois County Community Foundation (R.B. and Lucille Knies Family Endowment) or to Holy Family Catholic School


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