Joseph Everson

DEVILS LAKE Joseph Everson, 71, Devils Lake, died Friday, March 14, 2014, in a Devils Lake hospital.

He was born Feb. 2, 1943, to Alfred and Ruth Everson. He enlisted in the Army on June 22, 1962, and spent eight months overseas stationed in Greenland, and completed his term of service. In July 1973 he enlisted in the North Dakota Army National Guard and served until he retired from the military in 2003.

Survivors: sons, Chad, Boise, Idaho, Cory, Devils Lake; four grandchildren; brother, Robert, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sisters, Norine Myhre, of Connecticut, LaVonne Tabor, Bismarck, Shirley Sperly, Portland, Ore., and Connie Schall, Mesa, Ariz.

Funeral: Friday, 2 p.m., St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake.

Burial: Tuesday, 1 p.m., North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.

Visitation: Today, 4 to 7 p.m., in Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.