Franklin Bercier

ST. JOHN Franklin Bercier, 68, St. John, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in a Belcourt hospital.

He was born April 3, 1945, to Louis and Ada Bercier, in Belcourt. He served in the Army and did a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1965-66. He was honorably discharged in 1966. He also served in the North Dakota National Guard for many years. He married Doris LaVallie in 1966. They were later divorced.

Survivors: daughter, Jody Smith, Belcourt; companion, Jeanette Grant, Rolla, and her children, Tracey Krusi, Bismarck, Ryan Grant, Pierre, S.D.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Louis, Rolla; sisters, Joanne LaRocque, St. John, Margaret Grant, of Wyoming, Gertrude Bartle, of Montana, Rosalie O’Brien, Rolette.

Funeral: Friday, 10 a.m., St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. John.

Burial: St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Rolla,

Visitation: Beginning today, 6 p.m., in the church.

Rosary service: Today, 7 p.m., in the church.

(Elick Funeral Home, Rolla)