Knecht, John

JOHN KNECHT, 96, retired Elder, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, Ind. Knecht was the pastor of EUB churches in Clay City and Terre Haute and served as President of United Theological Seminary, Dayton.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 19, North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester, IN. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Knecht; children, Catherine, Mark (Joan), Luke (Jeanne) and Matthew (Barbara); eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the John and Marjorie Knecht International Scholarship Fund at United Theological Seminary, 4501 Denlinger Road, Dayton, OH 45426. 

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