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Andrea Knies dies at age 60

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Andrea Knies, age 60, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

She was born on November 14, 1953, in Gary, IN to John and Phyllis (Posavac) Yakab.

She was married to James Knies.

She is survived by her son, John (Lisa) Janes of Lake Station, IN; daughter, Bridget (Billy) Janes-Ross of Hobart IN; brothers, Marc (Judy) Yakab of MO and Matt Yakab of CO; grandchildren, Joey Zambrana, Mariah Janes and John Janes. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

There will be no services at this time. Cremation will take place at Heritage Crematory in Portage, IN.

Arrangements are being handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 9/13/2014