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  • Francis A. Schirmer Jr., 86, BS '58, mechanical engineering, worked for the Shell Oil Co. before joining Koch Industries of Pine Bend, Minnesota. He lived in Burnsville, Minnesota. May 2015
  • Lowell W. Syverson, 87, BS '57, mechanical engineering, worked for FWD, Minneapolis Moline and Caterpillar. He was a retired captain in the Air Force Reserve. He lived in Minneapolis. May 2015
  • Don W. Johnson, 82, MS '70, educational administration, was a teacher and school principal in Montana before returning to North Dakota to operate a farm. He lived in Valley City, North Dakota. May 2015
  • Elaine (Nelson) Houske, 85, FS '47, nursing, lived in Paynesville, Minnesota. May 2015
  • Shannan (Hohbein) Libak, 43,BS '97, psychology, was a home d├ęcor manager at Scheels in Fargo. She lived in Hawley, Minnesota. May 2015
  • Robert J. Schmitz, 52, BS '84, agricultural economics, worked for Case Credit and Farm Credit Services before starting his own business, which he ran for 25 years. He was active in NDSU Team makers, Lions and was a volunteer fireman for the Grandin Fire Department. He lived in Gardner, North Dakota.  May 2015
  • Corby Heller, 49, BS '88, business administration, operated a family farm near Gardner, North Dakota. He also was a tax preparer for H&R Block. He lived in Gardner. May 2015
  • James L. Wilkinson, 97, BS '48, zoology, retired after 30 years as a math and literature teacher at Van Nuys High School and finished his teaching career at California State University, Northridge. He lived in Burbank, California.  May 2015
  • Duane Rice, 91, BS '48, mechanical engineering, was a former Navy pilot who went into business with his father and brother, running the Rice Lumber Co., and his family farm near Tower City, North Dakota. He lived in St. Anthony, Minnesota.   May 2015
  • Gary Arneson, 82, BS '61, economics, was a bank examiner for the state of Minnesota and worked at banks in Hallock, Minnesota, and Devils Lake, North Dakota. He lived in Fargo.  May 2015

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