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David Wayne Knies, 66, of Charlestown, IN, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at his home.
He was born on September 17, 1950 to Lawrence M. and Mary Elizabeth (Bell) Knies in Huntingburg, IN. David was a 1968 graduate of Charlestown High School, and was also a 1972 Purdue University graduate with distinction. He was a retired Industrial Arts Teacher at Silver Creek Junior High where he taught for 42 years. David was the president of the West Clark Teachers Union, and a recipient of the Indiana State Teachers Association Pacesetter Award in 1998 as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. He was a member of the St. John Paul II Parish in Sellersburg, IN.
David was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Janet Knies, and a sister Doris Knies.
Survivors include his sister, Linda Knies of Charlestown, IN; stepchildren, Suzie Vanhoy (Andy), Cincinnati, OH, Tom Seebold (Carrie), Louisville, KY, and John Seebold (Corinne), Jeffersonville, IN; grandchildren Jarod Thompson, Hunter Seebold, Gavin Seebold, and Grant Seebold; and his close companion.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. John Paul II Parish-St. Paul Chapel, Sellersburg, IN. with burial to follow in Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown and Monday beginning at 9 a.m. at the church.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com
Published on July 14, 2017
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