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Category: Obituaries

  • 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
  • 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

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