Cyrilla Mae Knies

Cyrilla Mae Knies, age 75, of Huntingburg, passed away at 6:00 a.m., on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

She was born October 6, 1941, in Saint Henry, Indiana to Emil and Mayme (Sermersheim) Jochem. She was united in marriage to Albert Knies on May 5, 1960, at Saint Henry Catholic Church. Cyrilla was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. She had worked in the cafeteria at Maple Park and Crestview Schools and was “a very good cook”. She loved gardening, sewing, crocheting, canning and dancing. She is remembered as being good at the limbo dance. Cyrilla loved her family and was a loving and caring mother who led a faithful and prayerful life. She was preceded in death by one sister, Esther Welp.

Cyrilla is survived by her husband of 57 years, Albert Knies; five children, Kim (Mike) Hopf of Georgetown, IN, Kyla (Rudy) Schepers of Jasper, Karlene (Jeff) Nelson of Otwell, Kellie Knies and Kandra “Kandi” Knies both of Jasper; three siblings, Roman Jochem of St. Henry, Verena (Clarence) Nordoff of Celestine and Lucille (Glenn) Dooley of Huntingburg; by (10) grandchildren and (14) great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Cyrilla Mae Knies will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Ryan Hilderbrand.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., on Tuesday. A parish rosary prayer vigil, led by St. Mary’s Auxiliary, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday afternoon, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church. Condolences may be shared online at: