Area deaths

JAMES BURCKHARD, 54, of Louisiana and Florida, formerly of Towner, died Aug. 24, 2013, in a Harvey, La., hospice. Memorial services are pending with Anderson Funeral Home, Towner.

T.J. LEE, 21, Minot, died Tuesday in Minot. (Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot)

CECELIA DRAGSWOLF, 89, New Town, died Thursday in a Minot hospital. (Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall)

CLAUDIA VERVALEN, 31, Mandaree, died Tuesday in a Bismarck hospital. Funeral Sunday, 11 a.m., Water Chief Hall, Mandaree. Wake service Saturday, 5 p.m., Water Chief Hall. (Fulkerson Funeral Home, Watford City)