Viola Marcellais

Jan. 10, 1935-July 31, 2014

Viola Rose Marcellais, 79, Mandan, died July 31, 2014, under hospice care.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Belcourt, with burial at St. Ann’s Cemetery.

The vigil service will begin at 5 p.m. with rosary service at 7 p.m., Thursday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Belcourt. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Viola was born Jan. 10, 1935, in Belcourt, to John and Mary (McGillis) Parisien.

On Sept. 5, 1953, she married Peter F. Marcellais, and they were later divorced.

Survivors: daughters, Roxana Gayton, Bismarck, Loretta Marcellais, Belcourt, Marcella Marcellais, Mandan; sons, Roland and William, Belcourt, Peter, Clayton Sr., and Ruben, of Mandan; 30 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; sisters, Metha Bercier, Laura Peltier, and Dorothy Baumgartner, all of Belcourt, Martha Keplin, of Belcourt; brothers, James, Vincent, Leonard, C. Joe, and Raymond Sr., all of Belcourt.

(Elick Funeral Home, Rolla)