Longtime Wahpeton attorney Richard “Richie” E. T. Smith died May 22. A Creighton law school graduate, he was admitted to the N.D. bar in 1977. A drive by funeral parade will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 3-5 p.m. on Augustana Drive on Otter Tail Lake, Minn.
Longtime Bismarck attorney Gary Thune died Dec. 1. A UND School of Law graduate, he was admitted to the N.D. bar in 1974. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.
Former South Central Judicial District Judge Larry Hatch died Nov. 4. He was a 1958 graduate of the UND School of Law and served as a district judge from 1972-1991. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo.
Longtime Legislative Council director John D. Olsrud, 77, died Oct. 30. He was a 1967 graduate of the UND School of Law and one of the first law clerks for the North Dakota Supreme Court. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bismarck.
Longtime Williston attorney LaVern C. “Vern” Neff, 92, died Oct. 13. A UND School of Law graduate, he was admitted to the bar in 1952. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Faith United Methodist Church in Williston.
Longtime attorney Dale W. Moench died Oct. 1. A UND School of Law graduate, he was admitted to the North Dakota bar in 1966. A celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.