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Category: Obituaries

  • Sheila (Frydenlund) Knop, 66, BS ’66, was an educator and program administrator, first as a home economist with the Agricultural Extension Service in Colorado and later as an adult education faculty member with Colorado State University. She wrote nearly 100 monographs, articles, chapters and professional papers. She lived in Fort Collins, Colorado. July 2014
  • Florence Lucille (Book) Butler, 89, BS ’48, bacteriology, worked for the Mason City, Iowa, School District, North Iowa Area Community College and ConAgra Labs. She lived in Perham, Minnesota.  July 2014
  • R. Ray Herr, 69, BS ’67, mechanical engineering, worked for Boeing in Seattle, followed by employment at the Amoco Oil Refinery in Mandan, North Dakota. He later owned a welding and machine shop in Turtle Lake, North Dakota. An instrument-rated pilot, he was instrumental in developing the Turtle Lake Airport. He lived in Turtle Lake. July 2014
  • Kenneth Dean Simmons, 67, BS ’70, music, was a music educator in North Dakota, South Dakota and Arizona for more than 30 years. He lived in Tonto Basin, Arizona. July 2014
  • Marvin Gebhardt, 91, BS ’44, electrical and electronic engineering, worked for Minnkota Power Cooperative in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where he rose to the position of chief engineer in 1961 and intersystems relations coordinator in 1983. Five years after his 1988 retirement, the Siemens Westinghouse Corp presented him with the Nikola Tesla Award for his contributions to the electrification of rural North Dakota and Minnesota. He lived in Jamestown, North Dakota. July 2014
  • Loran Paczkowski, 76, BS ’59, pharmacy, worked as a pharmacist in Bottineau, North Dakota, and Virginia and Duluth, Minnesota. He later owned West Fargo Drug and Almklov's Drug Store in Cooperstown, North Dakota. He lived in Fargo. July 2014
  • C. Milo Benson, 76, BS ’61, mathematics, taught and served as principal at schools in Kathryn and Fingal, North Dakota, before beginning a 28-year career at Fargo South High School. An Army veteran, he was stationed in West Germany for two years. He lived in Nome, North Dakota. July 2014
  • Sandra M. Olson, 69, BUS ’77, university studies, worked in the trucking industry safety department for EW Wylie, Thompson Brothers, J Mar, Valley Express and Midnight Express. She lived in West Fargo, North Dakota. July 2014
  • Charles “Casey” Finnegan, 84, BS ’52, arts and science, was an Air Force veteran who was deployed to Germany and France. He later was the chief demonstration pilot for Northrup Aviation in Los Angeles and then flew for Pacific Southwest Airlines, retiring as a captain in 1985. He lived in Escondido, California.  July 2014
  • Nathan Hust, 34, BS ’06, recreation management, worked for such teams as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild, Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and University of Minnesota Gophers. He later was a credit loan officer for Wells Fargo. He lived in Eagan, Minnesota. July 2014

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