Area Deaths

ROBERT LAROCQUE, 89, Bottineau, died Monday in a Bottineau nursing home. (Nero Funeral Home, Bottineau)

JAMES HAMMOND, 89, Devils Lake, died Tuesday in a Devils Lake hospital. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake. Visitation Friday, 6 p.m., rosary and Scripture service at 7:30 p.m., in the church. (Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake)

BEVERLY VAN ALLEN, 89, Williston, died Wednesday in a Williston nursing home. Funeral Friday, 10 a.m., in Everson Funeral Home, Williston. Visitation Thursday, noon to 5 p.m., and Friday, one hour prior to the service, in the funeral home.

DONALD CREPPS, 77, Minot, died Wednesday in a Minot hospital. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)

JACK POLEN SR., 79, Glenburn, died Wednesday in his home. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)

CLAUDIA VERVALEN, 31, Bottineau, formerly of Mandaree, died Tuesday in a Bismarck hospital. (Fulkerson Funeral Home, Watford City)

TARA ROVIG, 33, Minot, formerly of Berthold, died Sept. 23 in her home of natural causes. Funeral Monday, 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Berthold. Visitation Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

MARGARET ZUMPF, 97, Bismarck, formerly of Hamberg, died Wednesday in a Bismarck nursing home. Funeral Saturday, 10:30 a.m., First Lutheran Church, Fessenden. Visitation Friday, 2 to 5 p.m., in Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden.

SHIRLEY PETERSON, 82, Froid, Mont., died Sept. 21 in Sidney, Mont. Funeral Saturday. 1 p.m. MDT, Froid Lutheran Church, Froid. Visitation Friday, 9 a.m. to noon CDT, in Everson Funeral Home, Williston, Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. MDT, and Saturday, two hours prior to the service, both in the church.

FREDDY MICHEL, 54, Watford City, formerly of Texas, died Monday in a Billings, Mont., clinic. He died of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident near Plentywood, Mont., in early September. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m., Keene First Lutheran Church, Keene. Visitation Friday, 1 to 6 p.m., in Fulkerson Funeral Home, Watford City, and Saturday, one hour prior to the service, in the church.