Tim left behind a wife and child:
|Timothy Knoll Memorial
Detroit, MI 48224
Memorial service for Tim was held
Lady of Sorrows in Farmington, Friday June 15th, 10:00 am, 2001.
Tim Knoll, 51,
was dedicated to family, biking and jug bands
By Hawke Fracassa / The Detroit News
FARMINGTON -- If it was offbeat, Tim Knoll enjoyed doing it.
He bicycled across Europe, managed a llama ranch and
goat dairy and performed with jug bands, including one from Detroit that
was good enough to make a CD.
"He led an interesting life but in the end it was
all about family for him," said Maureen Krasner, a sister.
Mr. Knoll, a long-time resident of Detroit and
Manistee, was killed in a car crash in Athens, Ga., on Thursday, May 31,
2001. He was 51.
A memorial mass for Mr. Knoll will be celebrated at 10
a.m. Friday at our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23815 Power,
At the time of his death, Mr. Knoll had been living in
Georgia for four years and was working for a local grocer.
Mr. Knoll graduated from Notre Dame High School in
Harper Woods in 1968 and studied history at what is now the University
of Detroit Mercy.
In Detroit, he was a member of the Don't Look Now Jug
Band and The Motor City Free Arts Group. Mr. Knoll managed the Cass
Corridor Food Co-op, a goat dairy and llama ranch in Manistee and was an
employee of the Detroit Zoo for many years.
He performed with jug bands for more than three
decades, most notably with the Wormwood Junction Majority Jug Band, the
Tough City Kids Jug Band and Honest Dr. John's Organic Shiffle Band.
Mr. Knoll often took weekend trips from Georgia to
Detroit to play with the Don't Look Now Jug Band, which recorded its
first CD in March.
"He was a typical '60s, peace-loving
hippie," Krasner said. "But his favorite pastime was spinning
tales for Corinna," his 5-year-old daughter.
When Mr. Knoll learned his daughter Corinna was
autistic, he "got every book out of the library and devoted himself
to working with her and helping her," Krasner said.
That included becoming a member of the board of
directors of the Autism Society of America in Georgia.
You can reach Hawke Fracassa at (313) 222-2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.