Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus



KNITTEL JILL 53, of Ypsilanti, passed away December 29, 2013 after a heroic battle with breast cancer. She was born to the late Jack Laut and Stella Laut on April 26, 1959 in Wayne, MI. She graduated from Garden City High School and was married to Dennis Knittel in August of 1986. Jill's passions included nutritional therapy, softball, exercise, and spending happy times with her extended family. She founded the interior design business Rags to Riches and later opened the design Store, Embellish, in Tecumseh, MI. She also in earlier days had her own cable aerobics show Jill's Body Shop. She is survived by her loving daughters Devan Rae Knittel of Scottsdale, Arizona and Jesse Drew Knittel; and her siblings Steve Laut , Paul Laut, Jackie D'Anna, Yvonne Threet, and Sharlene Mascarello. A Memorial service for Jill will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday April 5 at Huron Hills Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Jules Pieri01/12/2014

Oh Jill we miss you so much already. You were way too young and strong to be taken and I will remember you as you were--a force to be reckoned with.

Dave Stickle01/17/2014

Dennis, I am so sorry to here of Jill's passing. Lisa and I wish you and your family nothing but peace in the future. Dave

Beth Holzemer02/03/2014

So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Jill at Lily's and was always inspired by her talents and the kindness she had to offer.Truly a one of a kind and will be missed.

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