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  • Andrew Quinn, 69, BS ’68, economics, was a center on the Bison national championship football team in 1965. He owned and operated a century farm near Litchfield, Minnesota. He was a driving force in the development of the Bushmill ethanol plant. He also was a long-time member of The Minnesota State High School League and a volunteer football coach for Dassel-Cokato High School. He was active in the National Corn Growers Association. He lived in Litchfield, Minnesota.  August 2014
  • Thomas Hanson, 53, BS ’83, business administration, lived in Fargo.  August 2014
  • Francis Romsdal, 63, BS ’74, civil engineering, worked with the family-owned Central Sales Inc., an Allis-Chalmers dealership, in Jamestown, North Dakota, with his father and brothers. He retired as president and general manager after working for the company for 38 years. He was an official in the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and North American Equipment Dealers Association. In 2013, he received the Jamestown Citizen Award. He lived in Jamestown. August 2014
  • Reinold Kunkel, 94, BS ’41, animal science, was an executive by Kraft Foods from 1948 to 1985, retiring as research and development director for regulatory science. He worked in Glenview, Illinois, and New York with extensive periods of travel for work-related projects. He lived in Burnsville, Minnesota. August 2014
  • Leonard Astrup, 86, BS ’49, pharmacy, founded and operated Sterling Drug in Austin, Minnesota. He was a member of the Minnesota Pharmacy Association, served on the University of Minnesota Century Mortar Club Board, and he was a lifetime licensee of the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy. He was a member of the Lions Club, Sons of Norway, Masons, Austin Country Club and Sterling Shopping Center Business Association. He lived in Austin.  August 2014
  • 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

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