Vernald D. “The Duke” Stotts, 85, of Devils Lake, N.D., formerly of the Starkwather/Hampden area passed away early Wednesday morning, February 20, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake.
Funeral services for Vernald will be held on Saturday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Devils Lake. Rev. David Birkeland will officiate and burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Friday, February 22 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements