Area Deaths

DONALD FRANCIS, 87, Minot, died Saturday in a Minot hospital. A private family funeral service will be held. Visitation Wednesday, 2 to 5 p.m., Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

BEULAH GAWEN, 98, Cando, formerly of Rock Lake, died Sunday in a Cando nursing home. (Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home, Cando)

MERLE WILLARD, 72, Williston, formerly of Eppling, died Saturday in a Fargo veterans hospital. (Everson Funeral Home, Williston)

CECELIA GOHL, 87, Trenton, died Saturday in a Williston hospital. Funeral Thursday, 11 a.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Williston. Vigil service and rosary recitation Wednesday, 7 p.m., in the church. Visitation Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Everson Funeral Home, Williston.