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Category: Obituaries

  • Birdie (Bartz) Wheeler, 98, BS '40, home economics education, taught home economics and science. She lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. April 2015
  • Lyle Dawson, 83, BS '56, MS '58, agronomy, managed the Oak Coulee Ranch near St. Anthony, North Dakota, and taught in the Flasher, North Dakota, school system. He also managed the Cannon Ball Ranch. In addition, he owned Dawson Trucking and worked at the North Dakota Livestock Division. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. April 2015
  • Becky (Feist) Humann, 44, BNSc '97, Medcenter One School of Nursing, worked at the Wishek, North Dakota, Hospital and later was a surveyor for the North Dakota Department of Health and the Strasbug Care Center. She lived in Linton, North Dakota. April 2015
  • Sara (Brudvig) Samek, 68, BS '68, home economics education, worked for Walmart in Blue Earth, Minnesota. She lived in Blue Earth. April 2015
  • Donald Folson, 92, BS '49, agricultural economics, was a farmer who was a board member for the Hoople Farmers Elevator, Hoople Potato Products and North Dakota Farm Bureau. He lived in Grafton, North Dakota. April 2015
  • Leonard Waswick, 79, BS '67, agricultural economics, held several positions including farming and working for Silverline Boats in Moorhead; Artic Cat in Thief River Falls, Minnesota; and Marvin Windows in Warroad, Minnesota. He lived in Viking, Minnesota. April 2015
  • Frances (Probst) Lontz, 98, BS '37, arts and science, was a founding member and longtime sustaining member of the Junior League of Fargo-Moorhead, and active in the Fargo arts community. She was involved with the Lake Agassiz Arts Council, Upper Midwest Presentation of the Metropolitan Opera, Plains Art Museum, and Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra. In 2004, she received the YWCA Owens Award as a Woman of the Year for community service. She lived in Fargo. April 2015
  • Norene (Nerby) Rauh, 73, Diploma '62, Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 11 in Douglas, Arizona. She lived in Sierra Vista, Arizona. April 2015
  • Earl Marifjeren, 84, BS '54, agricultural mechanization, purchased the Park River Potato Co., where he served as president and manager. He was a director and past-president of the Red River Potato Growers Association. An NDSU Alumni Association board member emeritus, he had homes in Park River, North Dakota and Gold Canyon, Arizona. April 2015
  • Yvonne (Ike) Benn, 83, BS '75, social science, was a resource specialist for learning disabled students in the Minneapolis area and southern California. She lived in Fargo. April 2015

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