Jay Gerrells

DEVILS LAKE Jay Gerrells, 82, Devils Lake, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in a Devils Lake nursing home.

He was born Feb. 14, 1930, to C.E. and Irene Gerrells, in Fargo. He married Mavis Garske Oct. 20, 1950. During the Korean conflict, Jay’s National Guard unit was called to active duty and he was stationed at Camp Rucker, Ala., until his discharge.

Survivors: daughters, Judy Gerrells, Minneapolis, Lorrie Pescion, Fargo; son, Scott, Devils Lake; brother, Bill, Vergas, Minn.; sister, Barbara Butts, Minot; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral: Wednesday, 11 a.m., St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake.

Burial: Devils Lake Cemetery.

Visitation: Tuesday, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.