Area Deaths 12/24/2013

MAXINE PAUL, 54, Tokio, died Dec. 20 in a Devils Lake hospital of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident one mile south of Devils Lake. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m., WoodLake Recreation Center, Tokio. Wake Friday, 5 p.m., rosary and prayer service at 8 p.m., in the recreation center. (Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake)

BEULAH GAARDER, 96, Woonsocket, S.D., formerly of Minot, died Sunday in a Mitchell, S.D., hospital. A summer memorial service in Minot is planned. (Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, Aberdeen, S.D.)

DONALD KNUTH, 71, Minot, died Sunday in his home. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, Minot. Visitation Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., in Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)

DOROTHY O’CONNELL, 95, Minot, formerly of Lansford, died Monday in a Minot hospital. Funeral Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot. Visitation Thursday, 9 a.m., until the service, with a vigil prayer service Thursday at 9:30 a.m., in the church. Memorials are preferred to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church food pantry in Minot. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)

ANTON “GENO” LUPO, 81, Dickinson, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at St. Benedicts Health Center in Dickinson. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson, with Bernie Krebs officiating. Burial will take place in the Dickinson Cemetery. Visitation for Geno will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 29, at Stevenson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Stark County Veterans Memorial. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at (

THELMA LANDON, 97, Carrington, died Sunday in St. Paul, Minn. Funeral Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Kvernes Lutheran Church, rural Carrington. Visitation Friday, 1 to 7 p.m., prayer service at 7 p.m., in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

MARILYN RENAULT, 53, Bismarck, formerly of Powers Lake, died Saturday in a Bismarck hospital. Funeral Friday, 2 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, Powers Lake. Visitation Thursday, noon to 5 p.m., in Springan Funeral Home, Stanley, and Friday, noon until the service, in the church.