Nicholas Thomas

DEVILS LAKE – Nicholas Thomas, 84, Devils Lake, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in a Devils Lake nursing home.

He was born June 6, 1928, to Wendelin and Mary Thomas, in Harvey. He enlisted in the Army on Jan. 1, 1951, and served stateside. He was discharged Aug. 20, 1952. He then began several enlistments with the North Dakota Army National Guard at Camp Grafton, Devils Lake, and was discharged as a master sergeant on Sept. 1, 1957. He married Lena Alvershere on May 14, 1951, in Harvey.

Survivors: daughter, Elaine Chepulis, Devils Lake; son, Michael, Devils Lake; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral: Monday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake.

Burial: Devils Lake Cemetery.

Visitation: Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., in Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.

Rosary and Scripture service: Sunday, 4 p.m., in the funeral home.