Area Deaths

EARL HETLAND, 88, Deering, died Tuesday in an adult care center in The Woodlands, Texas. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)

VALESIA SHEARS, 2-month-old daughter of Jessee Shears and Amber Melland, Williston, died Saturday in a Bismarck hospital. Memorial service Friday, 11 a.m., Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Williston. Visitation Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Everson Funeral Home, Williston.

FLORENCE JOHNSON, 95, Watford City, died Sunday in a Watford City nursing home. Funeral Friday, 2 p.m., Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Visitation Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Fulkerson Funeral Home, Watford City.

LORRINE MEHLHOUSE, 91, of Harvey, died Tuesday in a Harvey hospital. (Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey)

BONNIE (HAUGEN) PATTERSON, 79, Minot, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at her sister’s home in rural Glenburn. Funeral service Friday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at the New Life Lutheran Church, Minot, located at 710-46th Ave. NE. Burial will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Minot. Visitation Thursday, April 11, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot. The family will be receiving visitors at the funeral home Thursday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

JOANNE JOHNSON, 82, Minot, formerly of Maxbass, died Tuesday in a Minot nursing home. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m., English Lutheran Church, Maxbass. Visitation Saturday, two hours prior to the service, in the church. (Brose Funeral Home, Mohall)

MURRAY TORGESON, 91, Minot, formerly of Ambrose, died Monday in a Williston nursing home. Funeral Friday, 2 p.m., Ambrose Lutheran Church, Ambrose. (Stakston-Martin Funeral Home, Crosby)