Area Deaths

EVELYN PRESTON, 83, Minot, died Tuesday in a Rugby nursing home. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)

NED SCHNEIDER, 99, Devils Lake, formerly of Webster, died Friday in a Northwood hospital. Funeral Friday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake. Visitation today, 4 to 7 p.m., rosary and Scripture service today, 7 p.m., both in Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.

JANE RURUP, 56, East Grand Forks, Minn., formerly of Devils Lake, died Saturday in her home. Funeral Friday, 1 p.m., in Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.

DEBORAH SLYTER, 58, Dunseith, died Monday in a Bismarck hospital. Memorial service Friday, 2 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, Dunseith. (Nero Funeral Home, Bottineau)

MYRON SMETTE, 71, Granville, died Tuesday in a Minot hospital. Funeral Saturday, 11 a.m., First Lutheran Church, Granville. Visitation Friday, 3 to 7 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot. Family service Friday, 7 p.m., at the funeral home. The family prefers memorials to First Lutheran Church, Granville.

WILFRED NEUENSCHWANDER, 92, Fargo, formerly of Fessenden, died Tuesday in a Fargo retirement home. Funeral Jan. 21, 11 a.m., American Legion Hall, Fessenden. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the W.A. Neuenschwander Memorial, in care of Nelson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 36, Fessenden, ND 58438.

ERMA DUSTIN, 93, Minot, died Wednesday in a Minot hospital. Funeral Monday, 10:30 a.m., in Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot. Visitation Monday, one hour prior to the service, in the funeral home.

FERN STRIPE BRUHN, 88, Minot, died Jan. 7 in a Minot hospital. Funeral Monday, 10 a.m., in the Crosby-Kunold Burket Funeral Home, Omaha, Neb. Book signing Saturday, 9 a.m. until noon, in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to the American Lung Association.

BEULAH GULLEKSON, 98, Minot, formerly of Denbigh, died Tuesday in a Minot assisted living center. At Beulah’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at a later date in Towner. (Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby)

AMELIA HUFF, 92, Donnybrook, died Wednesday in a Minot nursing home. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)

JOCELYN HOULE, 32, Belcourt, died Tuesday in a Belcourt hospital. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m., The Fiddlers Hall, Belcourt. Visitation will begin Friday, 5 p.m., in The Fiddlers Hall. (Elick Funeral Home, Rolla)

BRENNON CADE GOTTUS, 9-day-old son of Marissa Williams of Minot, and Tony Gottus of Deering, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in a Fargo hospital. Celebration of Life: Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Minot. Visitation: There will be no reviewal, however, friends may sign a guest book Saturday, one hour prior to the service, at the church. A private burial will take place at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)