Area Deaths

MADELINE SCHMIDT-MOOTZ, 85, Lakota, formerly of Devils Lake, died Saturday in a Lakota nursing home. Funeral Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake. Visitation Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m., with a rosary and Scripture service at 7 p.m., Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.

ERNEST GINGERICH, 76, Wolford, died Monday, in a Fargo hospital. (Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby)

LOIS HAMILTON, 85, Lake Metigoshe, formerly of Minot, died Monday in a Bismarck hospital. (Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot)

RUSSELL ANDERSON, 95, Kenmare, died Monday in a Minot nursing home. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Kenmare)

MARK BAHL, 58, Minot, died Sunday in his home. Funeral Friday, 11 a.m., St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Minot. Vigil service Thursday, 7 p.m., Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot. There will be no visitation, but friends may sign a guest register Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., in the funeral home.

LYNDA SMITH, 71, Towner, died Sunday in her daughter’s home in Berwick. Funeral Thursday, 10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Towner. Visitation Wednesday, 3 to 5:30 p.m., with a family service at 6 p.m., Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby. There will no reviewal Thursday in the church.

ROBYN HUGGINS, 58, Devils Lake, died Monday in a Minot hospital. (Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot)

WENDY VALLA, 57, Williston, died July 10 in her home. Memorial service Friday, 2 p.m., Fulkerson Funeral Home, Williston. There will be no reviewal, but friends may sign a register book Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to service time, in the funeral home.