Wallace Knoll

June 29, 1937 ~ July 9, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Wallace Knoll, 86, East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Sunday, July 9 2023 at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo, N.D. Wallace Joseph Knoll was born on June 29, 1937 in Warren, MN, the son of Leo and Irene (Kroll) Knoll. He spent his early years on the family farm and graduated from Stephen High School in 1955. He then joined the U.S. Navy and received an honorable discharge after 5 years as a machinist.

Wallace returned home to Stephen to raise his family. He worked construction in various roles (from laborer to job superintendent) for over 50 years and was proud of the projects that he and his crews built throughout the Midwest including Altru Hospital and much of the UND Campus. Wallace was a member of the Stephen American Legion, St. Stephen Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church of EGF and the Carpenters Union. Upon retirement, Wally found his passions in gardening, baking, fishing and volunteering and was always willing to share his talents with anyone that was interested. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially the time spent with his children, grandchildren and his great grandchildren. He will be missed by the many lives that he touched over the years.

Left to mourn his passing are his children; Dawn Knoll of Paynesville,MN, Justin Knoll of Thief River Falls, and Kathy (Kelly) Lancaster of Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Austin, Brevin and Tegan Lancaster, Ashlynn (Tanner) Lyberg and Montana Knoll; great grandsons Truynn and Talon; two sisters and three brothers; Edward Knoll, Richard (Veronica) Knoll, Mavis (Julius) Helm, Harold (Janet) Knoll, and Phyllis (Donald) Pawlowski, sisters-in- law Lucy Knoll and Beverly Knoll; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Herman, Rodney, Kenneth, and Ralph; sisters Rita and Rose.

The family is grateful for the kindness and care that was provided for him and the family by the staff at Bethany on University and the members of Hospice Red River Valley. Also we are especially thankful for all the caregivers that assisted Wallace through cancer and his many health ailments.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 11:00 AM on Friday, July 14, 2023 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, MN.

VISITATION: 5:00 – 7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks and also one hour before services on Friday.

INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, MN

MILITARY SERVICE BY: Stephen American Legion Post 390 and Navy Funeral Honor Guard

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July 13, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
200 3rd St NW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Mass of Christian Burial
July 14, 2023

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
200 3rd St NW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721


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