Dolores Ann (Fisher) Knott, our loving and caring mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend, and confidant went into the Lord's hands on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Dolores was born on Nov. 19, 1922.
Dolores was known for her kindness and generosity, her appreciation of so many things, and her willingness to help others. She spent 70 of her 94 years in Gaylord and was known by many people because of the businesses she and Bud owned, Knott's Hops and Schnapps, and Knott's Shell Service.
Dolores had remarkable interpersonal skills and gained the friendship and respect of many for her contributions to their lives and her unique ability to immediately connect with people. She was a friend to many and continued to build new friendships over her last 2 1/2 years as she lived out the balance of her life at McReynolds Hall in Gaylord.
Dolores is survived by her children, Terry (Sally) Knott, Christine Lenartowicz, and Kathy Capps; grandchildren, Rebecca A. Knott (fiance, Wilson Cooke), Bethany C. (Slayden) Johnson, Robert (Sheryl) Zimmerman, Melissa (Tim) O'Rourke, Jesse (Kristol) Lenartowicz, Heather N. Figueroa, and Christine (Adrian) Figueroa; great-grandchildren, Ellis Ann Johnson, Evie Parker Johnson, Marcus O'Rourke, Hali Lenartowicz, Ty Lenartowicz, Sydney Figueroa, Tristan Figueroa, and Troy Figueroa; brother, Ralph C. (Virginia) Fisher; and nieces and nephews, Barbara, Christopher, Brian, Peggy, Susie, and Patty.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd (Bud) Knott; parents, Raymond M. and Clara A. Fisher; brothers, Raymond Fisher Jr., Bernard F. Fisher and his wife Joy; and son-in-law, Leonard Capps.
The family invites you to join them in a celebration of her life on today Sept. 8, 2017 at noon at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord. Visitation will be held at the funeral home today beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions in Dolores's honor may be made to the Peace Lutheran Church, PO Box 1153, Gaylord, MI 49734.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734. Friends and family may leave condolences online at nelsonsfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 8, 2017