Laurel Poeckes

WILLISTON Laurel Poeckes, 88, Williston, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, in a Williston nursing home.

She was born Feb. 17, 1926, to Lawrence and Vera McClelland, in Arnegard. She was once married to John Shae. They later divorced. She married John Poeckes on Oct. 18, 1952, in Sidney, Mont.

Survivors: sons, Steven, Dale, David and Gary; daughters, Betty Bertsch, Kay Johnson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Widmayer; and brother, Duane.

Funeral: Saturday, 1 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Williston.

At her request her body will be donated to the University of North Dakota Medical School. Burial will be at a later date in Riverview Cemetery, Williston.

Visitation: Today, 1 to 7 p.m., in Everson Funeral Home, Williston.

Vigil service: Today, 7:30 p.m., in the funeral home.