James “Jimmy” A. Knies, 54, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Thursday,
March 5, 2009 in Valparaiso.
He was born on October 12, 1954 in Gary, the son of Ralph and Margaret (Burchess)
He was married to Andrea “Andi” Yakab who survives of Valparaiso.
Jimmy is also survived by his mother, Margaret Knies of Argos; children,
Bridget Janes of Burns Harbor and John (Elizabeth) Janes of Lake Station;
brother, David (Patricia) Knies of Chesterton; sisters, Mary Beth (John)
Davis of Agros, and Nancy Knies of Hobart; and grandchildren, Joey Zambrana,
Mariah Janes and John Janes Jr.
Jimmy was an area resident for 18 years. He worked as a Pipefitter for Local
#597 in Chicago. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and loved American made
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 6 p.m. at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 2 p.m. until the time of
service at 6 p.m. Cremation will be at Heritage Crematory, Portage.