Jeffrey P. Knecht


Jeffrey P. Knecht, 58, of Milroy & Greensburg, passed away June 7, 2019 at Our Hospice in Columbus, IN.
Jeff was born in Connersville, IN on August 6, 1960, a son of Velma (Sturwold) Knecht and Anthony Knecht, Jr. He attended Milroy school and graduated from RCHS 1978. He was secretary of the local FFA chapter and was Indiana State Champion in crop judging. Also, Jeff qualified and competed in the national soil judging contest in Oklahoma.
He was a lifelong farmer but had also done factory work through the years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville. Jeff was also keen on local weather analysis and crop conditions.
Those left to cherish his memory include his parents, Anthony Knecht Jr and Velma Knecht; three sisters, Brenda Knecht, of Milroy; Julie (Bill) Spaeth, of Rushville; Darlene (Jim) Spaeth, of Rushville; two brothers, Jerry (Becky) Knecht, of Rushville; Jim (Brenda) Knecht, of Rushville. He is also survived by twelve nieces and nephews and one great niece.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10AM Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville with Rev. James Brockmeier officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Rushville.
Visitation will be 4PM to 8PM on Tuesday, June 11th at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory where all are invited to the rosary at 3:45 PM.
Memorial donations are requested to help with research for the fight against Kearns-Sayre Syndrome, NORD 1779 Massachusetts Avenue Suite 500 Washington, DC 20036. Please light a candle and express your online condolence at
Published on June 10, 2019
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C Jackson
Jun 15, 2019
My deepest condolences go out to the family. May you gain hope and comfort through God’s word. John 5:28,29 « Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment. »
Roxann Wilson
Jun 13, 2019
I remember Jeff from school. My condolences to your family. He was a super sweet and kind guy.
Alice (Marlatt) McQueen
Jun 11, 2019
It saddens me that Jeff has left this world way to young. Briefly speaking with Brenda, Julie, Darlene, Jerry and Jim we remembered back to all the good memories we made as kids playing in the barn, outside running around making up our own games. I dont ever remember a TV or video game being played. Every now and then we would all get in Jr. And Velma's station wagon and go to the dance in Raleigh. My heart goes out to both Jr. And Velma there are very few things, if any, I can think of more painful. Cherish and remember the good memories. We all have to be sad for awhile but remember the good times and let them raise your heart.
Gary Malcom
Jun 10, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Jeff was a great guy. I pray that God will be with the family in your time of sorrow.