Vernald Stotts

DEVILS LAKE – Vernald “Duke” Stotts, 85, Devils Lake, formerly of the Starkwather and Hampden area, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in a Devils Lake hospital.

He was born May 18, 1927, to Claud and Elizabeth Stotts, at Lakota. He served in the Navy during World War II and was discharged on Aug. 2, 1946. He married Mildred Stroh on March 29, 1964. She preceded him in death. He married Marilyn Peters in 1997.

Survivors: wife; East Grand Forks, Minn.; sons, Jon and Jeff, both Devils Lake; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, Dorothy Moore, Wilcox, Ariz., and Mary Jane Eidsness, Devils Lake; brother, Robert, Devils Lake.

Funeral: Saturday, 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Devils Lake.

Burial: Devils Lake Cemetery.

Visitation: Today, 5 to 7 p.m., Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.