James Bernard Knasel

November 13, 1934 - January 7, 2022

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James B. "Jim" Knasel, 87, of Independence, KY passed away at his residence on Friday, January 7, 2022. He was born in Covington, KY on November 13, 1934 and was a resident of Latonia, KY from 1949-2005. He was a United States Army Veteran and a retired dock foreman with Unocal Oil Company. Jim was a member of Holy Cross Parish in Latonia, Kentucky and an active volunteer with the Church and the Barracks Project. He was a room grandpa at Holy Cross and St. Agustine schools and a coach for many of the "Jim Dandies" girls softball teams. Jim is preceded in death by his wife: Mary Jane Knasel; parents: Edward and Hyacinthia Knasel. He is survived by his children: Debbie Brinkman, James (Shirley) Knasel, II and Tammy (Fritz) Meyer; siblings: JoAnn Koch and Marvin Knasel; grandchildren: Kristy, Paul, Julie, Michael, Bo, Mitch, Nicole, and Joey; 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3612 Church Street, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015 at 11:00 AM with a eulogy beginning at 10:45 AM. Interment with military honors will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill, KY. Memorials in James' name are suggested to The Barracks Project c/o thebarracksproject.org. Online condolences may be made on facebook or www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com


Terri (Craig) Minshall - Jan 15, 2022
Jimmy, Tammy, and Debbie:  I'm so very sorry about the loss of both your mom and your dad.  Jim and Mary Jane were such special people and always made me smile.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family.
Andrea Olafsdottir - Jan 12, 2022
In loving memories of Jim and Mary ❤ our depest condolences to you all, may the memories of their life warm you and bring you smiles, ❤❤ Addie and family, Iceland
Jean Moeves - Jan 12, 2022
Lou and I are so sorry for what your family have gone through over the past several months. our prayers are with you all.
George Schewe - Jan 8, 2022
Loved visiting with Uncle Jim. What a great storyteller and what was even sweeter was they were all true. His laugh was infectious and the twinkle in his eye was razor sharp and full of love. Love to all my cousins and their kin.
Debora brinkman - Jan 8, 2022
I love you dad. You and mom are now together forever.
Cecelia M Kumpf - Jan 8, 2022
Uncle Jim will always hold a special place in my heart. He was a kind and considerate man who always greeted me with a big smile. He cared about not only family but also his community, devoting his time and energy to his fellow man. I especially remember him at my wedding. He welcomed my husband, Jim, and my stepdaughters into the family with open arms. His love for his wife, his family, his community was a true reflection of his love for God. I w I ll truly miss you, Uncle Jim. Even though we are all here grieving your loss it brings me great joy knowing that you are happy at Home with Aunt Mary Jane and other family and friends in the most beautiful place....in the Hands of the Lord. Rest in Peace. My condolences and prayers to my cousins and their families. Love you.
Kristy (Granddaughter) - Jan 7, 2022
Praying for all of us to find peace and comfort during this difficult time. I love you grandpa.
Mickie Bradford - Jan 7, 2022
Mickie an Bob, want to send our deepest condolences to the family of Uncle Jim, hope an prayers 🙏🙏 are with all.

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