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  • Lothar Riba, 81, BS ’54, civil engineering, was a civil engineer in Texas, Pennsylvania and Connecticut before owning the Monroe Country Store. He was a member of the Ford retractable antique car club and the Buick antique car club. He lived in Monroe, New Hampshire. August 2014
  • Richard Rude, 64, BArch ’73, architecture, owned Richard Rude Architectural Inc. in Bemidji, Minnesota, where he was involved in the design of many churches, public buildings, restaurants, and commercial buildings in northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. He also worked on the restoration of the David Park House and St. Peters Catholic Church in Gentilly, Minnesota. He lived in Bemidji.  August 2014
  • Herbert Ulmer, 67, BS ’68, animal science, farmed near Wheatland, North Dakota, for 40 years after serving in Korea with the U.S. Army. He lived in Wheatland.  August 2014
  • Robert Kloubec, 88, BS ’50, agronomy, worked for the Soil Conservation Service in New Salem and Napoleon, North Dakota, and Mahnomen Thief River Falls and Moorhead, Minnesota. He retired in 1982 and worked part-time as a landscape designer. He lived in Moorhead.  August 2014
  • John Wall, 70, MA ’77, English, taught English in Wahpeton, North Dakota, for 30 years of a 34-year teaching career. After retirement, he was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives. He was the founding president of the Bagg Bonanza Farm Historic Preservation Society. He lived in Wahpeton, with a lake residence on West Battle Lake, Minnesota.  August 2014
  • Ashley Anderson, 28, BS ’10, sociology, worked in loss prevention for a local chain of stores and had recently completed the requirements to work with the U.S. Border Patrol. She lived in Fargo. August 2014
  • Jonathon Skunes, 62, BS ’78, physical education, farmed with his father and brother until 1994, when he started working for Arthur Mercantile in sales and as a computer technician. He retired in 2013. He lived in West Fargo. August 2014
  • Burton Kragnes, 77, BS ’59, mechanical engineering, was an engineer for IBM for 10 years, and later was the owner of a fishing resort on Lake Lida in Minnesota. He and his wife, Doris, ran the resort until 2008. He lived in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota August 2014
  • Timothy Steen, 59, BS ’77, agronomy, BS ’83, agricultural education, taught in North Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska until 1994. He then worked in the construction field, specializing in electrical work. He lived in Wamego, Kansas. August 2014
  • Douglas Sande, 74, BA ’73, sociology, served in the Army, was an enthusiastic highway patrolman and led the first drug enforcement division in North Dakota. He also operated an independent business called the Instant Sign Center. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.  August 2014

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