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Category: Obituaries

  • Jeanette (Klein) Toepke, 75, Diploma '50, Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, was a registered nurse a later a full-time homemaker. She was an active volunteer with organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Pioneer Club and Homemakers. She lived in New Salem, North Dakota. April 2015
  • Russell Dressler, 64, BS '75, agricultural education, owned a ranch in the Knife River region. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam. He lived in Richardton, North Dakota. April 2015
  • Harley Steffen, 85, BS '60, agricultural mechanization, owned a custom combining business and worked in the oilfield during winters. He was a lifetime member and former commander of the Parshall, North Dakota, American Legion. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. April 2015
  • Joan (Lauf) Deal, 56, BS '81, physical education, worked at Westfield and Flint Communications/Media Productions in Fargo. She was the first female president of the NDSU Team Makers, and her many honors included the YWCA Woman of the Year Award in 1990 and NDSU's Heritage Award for alumni service in 2007. She lived in Pierre, South Dakota. April 2015
  • Helen (Becknall) Brooks, 79, Diploma '55, Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, was employed by the Clark County Health Department and University Medical Center, Las Vegas. She lived in Las Vegas. April 2015
  • Gerald Gredesky, 66, BS '74, horticulture, worked for Shotwell's Greenhouse in Fargo and was a rural mail carrier in Fairmount, North Dakota. He lived in Fairmount. April 2015
  • Russ Burfening, 93, BS '43, pharmacy, had a 34-year career with Upjohn Pharmaceutical. A basketball player while at NDSU, he later was inducted into the North Dakota Amateur Softball Hall of Fame and the North Dakota Officials Association Hall of Fame. He lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota. April 2015
  • Edward Liebe, 83, BS '58, civil engineering, worked for the Minnesota Highway Department, serving as assistant district engineer in Duluth, Minnesota. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Lived in Duluth. April 2015
  • Anton "Mokey" Dinius, 75, MS '68, educational administration, worked as a teacher and school superintendent in North Dakota from 1959-72; owned and operated a bowling alley/cafe in New England, North Dakota from 1973-78; owned and operated a mobile home court in Port Orchard, Washington; and worked at Burlington Northern Railroad for 18 years in Dickinson, North Dakota. He lived in Billings, Montana. April 2015
  • Verna (Scheerle) Giese, 94, Diploma '41, Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, farmed and ranched with her husband on a family farm. She lived in New Salem, North Dakota. April 2015

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