Gerald Schlafman

MERCER Gerald Schlafman, 62, Mercer, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in his home.

He was born Dec. 29, 1950, to Alvin and Martha Schlafman, in Bismarck.

He served in the Army from 1970-1971 during the Vietnam War. He was once married to Leanne Lauer, whom he married June 26, 1971.

Survivors: sons, Craig and Troy, both Bismarck; three grandchildren; brothers, Ralph, Little Rock, Ark., Marvin, Turtle Lake; sisters, Delores Helm, McClusky, Marlys Brewster, Mercer, Marilyn Foster, Hazen; companion, Gwen Schmidt, Bismarck.

Funeral: Tuesday, 11 a.m., Mercer Community Center, Mercer.

Burial: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, south of Mercer.

Visitation: Monday, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mercer.

Family service: Monday, at 7:30 p.m., in the church.

(Goetz Funeral Home, Turtle Lake)