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Category: Obituaries

  • Elmer A. Anderson, 92, BS ’43, mechanical engineering, was a military test pilot in the early years of the fighter jet era and that led to a career in aeronautical engineering. He served in the Marines in WWII and Korea, and retired as a lieutenant colonel. He lived in Newport Beach, California. November 2014
  • Duane Aljoe, 82, BS ’61, agricultural economics, worked in the banking and insurance business in Lake Park, Renville and Atwater, Minnesota. He lived in Fargo. November 2014
  • Louis VanSlyke, 82, BS ’55, MS ’57, electrical and electronic engineering, taught at NDSU from 1956 through 1968. He then joined American Electric Power in New York City, where he worked with other engineers to develop the world's first “state estimator” to be implemented on a major transmission system. In 1972, he transferred to AEP System Power Production Control Center in Canton, Ohio, where he was responsible for all computer applications related to system operation. He lthen transferred to the company’s Columbus, Ohio, headquarters, where he led research and development projects. He later co-founded Priority-based Control Engineering to develop computer methodologies for power generation control. He was a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He lived in Columbus, Ohio.  November 2014
  • Dr. Richard Schindler, 72, BA ’64, zoology and chemistry, was a respected family medicine doctor for more than 45 years. He lived in Austin, Minnesota. November 2014
  • Ethan Rudell, 22, BS ’14, crop and weed science, was a charter member of the Grant County Lions Club, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He lived in Barrett, Minnesota. November 2014
  • Jerome Carlson, 72, BS ’65, agricultural mechanization, was district director of the northwest Minnesota district of the Farmer’s Home Administration/Farm Service Agency. He lived on Island Lake near Lengby, Minnesota. November 2014
  • Arvid Gafkjen, 82, BS ’60, mechanical engineering, worked for Control Data Corp. He lived in Wayzata, Minnesota.  November 2014
  • Charlotte (Harris) Weismann, 99, BS ’37, home economics, worked for several large retail stores in New York before teaching home economics in Smithtown and Woodmere, New York. She lived in Silver Lake, New Hampshire. November 2014
  • Helmuth Froeschle, 95, BS ’41, political science and speech, was a retired Army colonel, who later became public relations director of Montgomery Community College in Maryland. He lived in Lakewood, Colorado. November 2014
  • Walter Lash Jr., 73, BS ’64, pharmacy, worked for the Little Co. of Mary Hospital for 32 years and was chief pharmacist for many years. He lived in Orland Park, Illinois. November 2014

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