February 19, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
February 19, 2016
- 7:00 PM
February 20, 2016
- 10:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior
Michele (Mitsy) Marie Knoll, 55, Fargo, passed away on February 12, 2016 at Mayo Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Mitsy was born on June 22, 1960 in Ada, MN, the daughter of Marcell and Marlene (Korynta) Flicek. Her first year of life was living on the farm near Mahnomen, MN. In 1961, they moved to Grafton, ND and attended school and graduated in 1978. In high school she worked at the Grafton Lutheran Sunset Home as a dietary aide and scheduler for high school students. Her continued education was at the University of Minnesota Crookston, and graduated with a business degree in 1980. She moved back to Grafton and worked at the Walsh County Bank in the bookkeeping and proofing dept. She moved to Fargo, ND in 1989 and worked for 1st American Service Center and Community First Bank.
On April 13, 1991 she married Jeff Knoll in Grafton, ND. They resided in Fargo, where they had two children. Mara was born on July 19, 1992 and Kameron was born on August 15, 1995. Mitsy loved spending time with her kids. She was busy attending all of their extra circular activities. She met her special friend Bill Bitterman in May 2012 and enjoyed spending time with his daughter Briana and his family.
Mitsy was a very active member of Nativity Church of Fargo. Bill, Mitsy and many friends loved to ride motor cycles and helped organize benefit runs. Her pride and “JOY” was spending time with her kids, family and friends. She loved to go to the lake, and enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, taking pictures and entertaining.
She put in many hours at the Kind-er Care Assisted Living, helping with the residents; she had a special gift for working with the senior citizens. She loved them just like family.
In 1997, Mitsy was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and received treatment at Roger Maris Cancer in Fargo, ND. On October 10, 2007, Mitsy had her first stem cell transplant at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She was in remission with lymphoma until 2015. In April, she was diagnosed with leukemia (ALL – Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). In September, Mitsy went to Rochester where she had an allogenic stem cell transplant. She was blessed that her brother Todd was a 100% match for her stem cell transplant. On November 17, 2015 she had her transplant. During both occasions for her treatments, she resided at the Gift of Life House in Rochester. On February 12, she was surrounded by her family to comfort her on her journey to be with God.
She was very much loved and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Mitsy loved and lived life to the fullest.
Mitsy is survived by her daughter; Mara, special friend; Jesse Luetgers, son; Kameron, Fargo, parents; Marcell and Marlene Flicek, Bismarck, siblings; Joy and Allen Zidon, Pisek, Todd and Amy Flicek, Bismarck, Becky and Tim Paul, Bismarck, Doug Flicek, Fargo, special friend; Bill Bitterman, Fargo, 5 nieces and 4 nephews, 6 great nephews and a great niece.
She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law; Cindy Flicek.
Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Friday, February 19, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M.
Burial: St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in the Spring, Grafton, ND.
Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.