Area deaths

RICHARD MCLESTER, 83, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Cando, died March 25 in his home. Prayer service Saturday, 1 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cando. (Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home, Cando)

ROBERT HAUGE, 78, of Ray, died Friday in a Bismarck hospital. (Fulkerson Funeral Home, Williston)

JOAN BROOKS, 78, Summerville, S.C., formerly of Berthold, died Jan. 11 in a Charleston, S.C., hospital. Memorial service Friday, 10 a.m., in Zion Lutheran Church, Berthold. There will be no reviewal, but friends may sign a guest register Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Memorials are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church, Berthold.