Jim Lawson

WILLISTON Hance “Jim” Lawson, 80, Williston, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, in a Minot hospital.

He was born June 24, 1933, to Hance O. and Mary Lawson, in Hannah. He married Phyllis Scott on Nov. 1, 1956, in Williston. He enlisted in the Navy during the Korean conflict and was discharged Aug. 15, 1956.

Survivors: wife; son, Douglas, Devils Lake; daughter, Colleen Gustafson, Tioga; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Joanne Shaw, Thief River Falls, Minn., and Drina Hansel, Langdon.

Funeral: Today, 2 p.m., Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Williston.

Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Williston.

Visitation: Today, one hour prior to the service, in the church.

(Everson Funeral Home, Williston)