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Elizabeth R. "Betsy" Knecht

Elizabeth R. "Betsy" Knecht

Elizabeth R. "Betsy" Knecht, age 30 of Forest River, ND passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Elizabeth R. Knecht was born March 29, 1987 in Grand Forks, ND the daughter of Marvin and Doris (Werner) Knecht. She attended school in Minto, graduating from Minto High School in 2005. She graduated from UND with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine. She received a Master's Degree from University of Idaho-Moscow in Parks and Rec. She received a degree in Massage Therapy from Cortiva Institute in Naperville, IL. She volunteered with the American Red Cross in Chicago while going to school. She worked for the Iowa Energy Basketball team in Des Moines, IA. In late 2014 she returned to Forest River where she worked for Altendorf Trucking part-time. Betsy also owned and operated Athleteology in Grafton, ND. Betsy was very active with the American Red Cross in Grand Forks and Fargo.

Betsy is survived by her parents, Marvin and Doris Knecht, Forest River, ND; her sister, Amanda Knecht, Fargo, ND and her significant other, Kyle Spale, Minto, ND. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Memorial services will be Saturday, November 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Minto Community Center, Minto, ND. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at the Minto City Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorials to the American Red Cross-Grand Forks Chapter, Circle of Friends Humane Society, Grand Forks, ND or the Minto Fire Department.

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The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.