Sunday, June 6, 2010
Knute Rockne Markers in Sandusky
During the summer of 1913, Knute Rockne and Charles "Gus" Dorias, both University of Notre Dame students working during the summer at Cedar Point, perfected the forward pass on the Cedar Point beach. That same year, Knute Rockne met Bonnie Skiles, another Cedar Point employee.
On July 15, 1914, Knute Rockne and Bonnie Skiles were married at the rectory of Saints Peter and Paul Church. Gus Dorais was the best man at the wedding. The location of the church rectory was selected, because Knute Rockne had not yet converted to Catholicism at the time of the wedding.
Knute Rockne became a legend as the football coach of the "Fighting Irish." His life was cut short in a plane crash on March 31, 1931. You can view the gravesite of Knute Rockne at South Bend, Indiana's Highland Cemetery at FindaGrave.