Area deaths 7-31

LAVERNE LARSON, 81, Kettle River, Minn., formerly of the Ryder and Kief areas, died Monday in a Moose Lake, Minn., hospital. Memorial service Saturday, 11 a.m., Kettle River Lutheran Church, Kettle River.

RONALD PAULSON, 71, Surrey, formerly of Fargo, died Sunday in his cousin’s home in Crosby. Funeral Aug. 7, at 2 p.m., North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan. (Stakston-Martin Funeral Home, Crosby)

BEULAH GAWEN, 98, Cando, formerly of Rock Lake, died Sunday in a Cando nursing home. Funeral Thursday, 1:30 p.m., All Nations Lutheran Church, Rock Lake. (Dunnigan Dix Funeral Home, Cando)

FLORA SMITH, 48, Sturgis, S.D., formerly of New Town, died Monday in a Sturgis hospital. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m., New Town Civic Center. Wake Friday, 5 p.m., in the civic center. (Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall)

JOSEPH MARTEL, 88, of Harvey, died Tuesday in a Harvey nursing home. (Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey)

DAGNY ELLINGSON, 99, Bismarck, formerly of Heimdal, died Monday in a Bismarck nursing home. Funeral Aug. 10, 3 p.m., Hoff Lutheran Church, Heimdal. (Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden)

MERLE WILLARD, 72, Williston, formerly of Epping, died Saturday in a Fargo hospital. Funeral Friday, 2 p.m., in Everson Funeral Home, Williston. Visitation Friday, 9 a.m. until the service, in the funeral home.