Area Deaths

CHESTER REITEN, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, while holding his wife’s hand, in a Minot assisted living facility. Funeral Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Old Main on the campus of Minot State University, Minot. Interment will be held at a later date. Visitation Monday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials: The family prefers memorials to the Bethany Lutheran Foundation or to the Norsk Hostfest Foundation, both Minot. (Arrangements with Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)

BARBARA KIEPER, 80, Fessenden, died Thursday in a Harvey hospital. Funeral Feb. 6, 11 a.m., First Baptist Church, Fessenden. Visitation Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m., Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden.

WAYNE JOHNSON, 78, Minot, died Wednesday in a Minot hospital. Funeral Monday, 10:30 a.m., Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot. Visitation Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., in the funeral home.

EUGENE WHITE JR., 82, White Shield, died Wednesday in his home. Funeral Monday, 10 a.m., Ralph Wells Jr. Memorial Complex, White Shield. Wake Sunday, 5 p.m., Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison.

MARY ANN SCOTT, 81, Williston, died Wednesday in a Minot hospital. (Fulkerson Funeral Home, Williston)

DEAN DREHER, 83, New Rockford, formerly of Grace City, died Jan. 23 in a Fargo hospital. Funeral Thursday, 2 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, Grace City. Visitation Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service Wednesday at 7 p.m., all in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. The funeral date was changed after an announcement in Friday’s edition.

MARY WENKER, 96, Crosby, died Wednesday in a Crosby nursing home. Funeral Sunday, 3 p.m., Concordia Lutheran Church, Crosby. Visitation today, 3 to 6 p.m., Stakston-Martin Funeral Home, Crosby. Burial Monday, 10 a.m., Crosby City Cemetery.

FRIEDA METTLER, 100, Rugby, formerly of Upham, died Thursday in a Rugby nursing home. (Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby)