Shirley Mertens

DEVILS LAKE Shirley Mertens, 77, Devils Lake, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in a Devils Lake nursing home.

She was born Nov. 7, 1935, to Lars and Ida Larson, in Devils Lake. She married Gerald Mertens on Nov. 14, 1953, in Devils Lake.

Survivors: husband; daughters, Rebecca Duhamel, Ruth Dewald and Betty Fornshell, all Devils Lake; son, Paul, Devils Lake; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;

Funeral: Wednesday, 11 a.m., St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake.

Burial: Devils Lake Cemetery, Devils Lake.

Visitation: Wednesday, 9 a.m. to service time, in the church.

(Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake)