Chad A. Knies, 17, Celestine

Chad KniesChad A. Knies, 17, of Celestine, died Sunday (February 19) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Dubois. He was born in Jasper April 14, 1999, to Kent and Brenda (Buechler) Knies.

Chad was a senior at Northeast Dubois High School. He was a member of St. Isidore Parish – St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine, had a passion for farming, and enjoyed tractor pulls, deer hunting, and spending time with his friends.

He is survived by his parents, Kent and Brenda Knies, one brother, Blake Knies, and his maternal grandparents, Jim and Janet Buechler, all of Celestine, and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Elmer and Imogene Knies.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Celestine Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Celestine Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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