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  • 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
  • Truman Tilleraas, 91, BS ’49, agricultural education, taught vocational agriculture in Hawley and Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. In 1969, he joined the University of Minnesota Crookston in the Agriculture Division teaching courses for 19 years in animal science. He was active in the Dawn to Dusk Lions Club, American Legion, Eagles, Sons of Norway, Minnesota Vocational Ag Teachers, National Agricultural College Teachers Association and Future Farmers of America organizations. He lived in Great Falls, Montana. August 2014
  • Morris Thingstad, 90, BS ’51, mathematics, was a teacher and band instructor before starting Morrie Thingstad Insurance. He was a-long time musical leader for many community organizations, including the Elks, the Eagles, and the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps. He also was president of the North Dakota Pilots Association. He lived in Jamestown, North Dakota. August 2014
  • Bradley Bachmeier, 59, BS ’ 78, agricultural economics, farmed a family-owned farm south of Esmond, North Dakota. He was the secretary/treasurer of the Esmond Men’s Club and was a member of the Wells Eagles Aerie in Harvey, North Dakota. He also served on the Alexander Township Board in Pierce County and was a basketball referee. He lived in Esmond. August 2014
  • John Fitzgerald, 68, BUS ’74, university studies, worked in the finance office at Minnesota Motor Company in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, for the past 17 years. He lived in Fergus Falls. August 2014
  • John Babinski, 85 BS ’53, agricultural engineering, had a 27-year career with the Air Force, serving in Vietnam, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and retiring as a colonel in 1978. He then worked in missile safety for TRW at Norton Air Force Base in California. He lived in Careywood, Idaho.  August 2014

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