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Rev. Msgr. Harold Knueven

Deceased: 2021-10-17


ICTE Spring: 1982

Monsignor Harold L. Knueven, 89, of Connersville passed away Sunday evening, October 17, 2021 at his home.

One of seven children of John and Leona Easley Knueven, Harold was born in New Alsace, Indiana on July 21, 1932. He graduated from St. Meinrad School of Theology earning his Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) degree in 1958 and later earned his Master of Arts in History from Butler University.

Monsignor Knueven was ordained on May 3, 1958 then served as assistant pastor, St. Pius X, Indianapolis; 1962, assistant pastor, St. Catherine, Indianapolis, and full-time instructor, Bishop Bruté Latin School, Indianapolis; 1971, co-pastor, St. Bernadette, Indianapolis, and full-time instructor, Bishop Bruté Latin School, Indianapolis; 1975, pastor, St. Gabriel, Connersville; 1982, pastor, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis; 1988, pastor, St. Augustine, Jeffersonville; 1993, pastor, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood; 1997, named prelate of honor; 1999, reappointed pastor, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood; 2002, dean of the Indianapolis South Deanery while continuing as pastor, Our Lady of the Greenwood, Greenwood; 2003, retired; 2004, administrator, St. Mary, Greensburg; 2009, reappointed administrator, St. Mary, Greensburg; 2010 until his retirement in 2014.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, winemaking, and studying history.

Survivors include three siblings, Joe Knueven of Greensburg, Indiana, Charlene Rauch of Yorkville, Indiana, and Willard (Linda) Knueven of Sunman, Indiana; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; sister-in-law, Luella Knueven of Greensburg; and special friend, Linda Fitzgerald of Connersville.

Monsignor Knueven was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Clifford, Howard, and John Jr. Knueven; brother-in-law, Joe Rauch; and three sisters-in-law, Madelene Knueven, Mary Ann Knueven, and Carolyn Knueven.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Charles Thompson at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 9788 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford, Indiana with visitation one hour prior at the church. Recitation of the rosary will be conducted on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. with visitation to follow until 7:30 p.m. at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, Connersville. Burial will take place in St. Paul Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Cemetery or St. Gabriel School and online condolences may be made anytime at