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Category: Obituaries

  • Frank Orthmeyer, 91, BS ’4, civil engineering, was a professional engineer in North Dakota and South Dakota. He served on the North Dakota State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, was on the Water Pollution Confederation where he received the Arthur Sidney Bell Award, and was elected to the North Dakota Garrison Conservancy board. He lived in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  November 2014
  • Dellan Pepple, 70, BS ’66, agricultural education, taught agriculture education and farm business management in Rolette, North Dakota, and Upsala, Minnesota. He later taught at Central Lakes College in Staples, Minnesota and Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota. He retired after a 40-years teaching career. He lived in Willmar. November 2014
  • Audrey (Little) Williams, 79, BS ’56, home economics, had a 22-year career as director of Home Delivered Meals, a non-federal, donation-operated program. She was active in 4-H club and United Way. She lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota. November 2014
  • Kent F. Olson, 78, BS ’58, pharmacy, was director of professional services and director of pharmacy operations for 15 years with Snyder Drug Stores, Hopkins, Minnesota. He then became president and CEO of Northwestern Wholesale Drug Co. in Minneapolis until he retired. He was a charter member of the University of Minnesota President's Club; served on the Pharmacy Oversight Committee at the Department of Human Services; the State Welfare Task Force Committee; and a Life Member of the University of Minnesota Century Mortar Club. He lived in Battle Lake, Minnesota. November 2014
  • Ronald McLeod, 73, BS ’64, mathematics, economics, was a retired executive for Unisys Corp. of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. He was inducted the NDSU athletic hall of fame for basketball and golf. He was an 18-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He lived in Norristown, Pennsylvania. October 2014
  • Gary L. Birkmaier, 66, BS ’71, mechanical engineering, was a technical engineering consultant for Energy Corp. of Centennial, Colorado. He lived in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. October 2014
  • Dr. John Moyer, 92, BS ’43, zoology, bacteriology, delivered more than 7,000 during his 30-year medical career in the Spokane, Washington, area. He also was a state legislator for 10 years and served on numerous local boards. He lived in Spokane. October 2014
  • Ramona (Corliss) Ortega, 62, AD ’83, nursing, worked for several years in east Texas as an agency nurse. She was employed at Exceptional Home Care, where she worked with chronically ill children. She lived in Tyler, Texas. October 2014
  • Phillips Olmstead, 82, BS ’53, animal husbandry, was a county agent with the Montana Extension Service before embarking on a banking career. He later was a real estate appraiser and hobby farmer. He lived in Cut Bank, Montana. October 2014
  • Barbara (Scatterday) Sornsin, 96, BS ’39, food and nutrition, clothing and textiles, taught home economics at Rugby, North Dakota, High School. She served on the Friendship Inc. board and was volunteer coordinator of St. John's Hospital Auxiliary. She lived in Littleton, Colorado. October 2014

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