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Category: Obituaries

  • Donald Myrdal, 88, BS '49, civil engineering, had a 42-year career as a construction engineer with Northern Improvement Co. and Forx Stanley Engineering. He was a member of the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers. He lived in Buffalo, Minnesota. December 2014
  • Julian T. Polsfut, 83, BS '54, industrial engineering, lived in Arvada, Colorado.   December 2014
  • Thomas Potter, 87, BS '51, electrical and electronic engineering, worked 31 years with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, first at the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico and then at Barstow, California, where he helped establish the Goldstone Tracking Station. After retirement, he worked for Space Com in Redondo Beach, California, where he worked on a satellite that was to be released by the ill-fated Challenger shuttle. He lived in Braselton, Georgia. December 2014
  • Melloy Larson, 78, MS '61, educational administration, lived in Ravensdale, Washington. December 2014
  • Duane Berg, 89, BS '51, architecture, was an architect in the Puget Sound area. He was a principal in the architectural firm of Johnson, Austin and Berg. Later, he worked for Don Burr Associates and then became a consulting architect with Peninsula School District until he retired. He lived in Tacoma, Washington.  December 2014
  • Edward Price, 85, BS '57, MS '59, mechanical engineering, taught in the NDSU mechanical engineering department for 36 years and retired as a professor emeritus in 1997. He was a member of the North Dakota Professional Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society and the American Legion.  He lived in Fargo. December 2014
  • Jerome Jangula, 52, BS '76, agriculture, food systems and natural resources, lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. December 2014
  • Dennis Helland, 67, BS '69, agricultural mechanization, farmed on the family farm near Kathryn, North Dakota. An avid hunter, he was a hunter education instructor for 30 years. He also was a member of the Barnes County Airport Authority board for 39 years and was chief of the Hastings Fire Department for 10 years. He lived in Kathryn. December 2014
  • Randy Berndt, 52, BS '85, industrial engineering, was a mathematics teacher and cross country coach in the Breckenridge, Minnesota, school system. Earlier in his career, he worked for Mycogen Seeds and Cinderwhit Co. He lived in Breckenridge. December 2014
  • Harvey Lillestol, 80, BS’ 56, pharmacy, practiced pharmacy in Minnesota and New York, and owned the Medicine Chest in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He lived in Alexandria, Minnesota. His family requests memorials be directed to the NDSU Development Foundation Lillestol Pharmacy Scholarship. November 2014

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