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  • Duane Rice, 91, BS '48, mechanical engineering, was a former Navy pilot who went into business with his father and brother, running the Rice Lumber Co., and his family farm near Tower City, North Dakota. He lived in St. Anthony, Minnesota.   May 2015
  • Gary Arneson, 82, BS '61, economics, was a bank examiner for the state of Minnesota and worked at banks in Hallock, Minnesota, and Devils Lake, North Dakota. He lived in Fargo.  May 2015
  • Henry Bonde, 68, BS '71, physical education, invented and patented a line of industrial parts, and started his own company called HCB Inc. He lived in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.  May 2015
  • Joyce (James) Schaffer, 86, Diploma '51, Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, worked many years as a registered nurse at Bismarck Hospital/Medcenter One. She later volunteered at the Adventist Community Services Center in Mandan, North Dakota. She lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.   May 2015
  • Dorothy (Bork) Anderson, 86, BS '49, home economics education, taught in Park Rapids, Mandan and Bismarck, North Dakota. She later moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, working with Northern States’ Power Co. as a supervisor in the home service department. She later was an office of personnel management administrator for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test. She lived in Aberdeen, South Dakota May 2015
  • Eldon Jacobson, 64, BS '73, pharmacy, earned his law degree from Capital Law School. He lived in Gahanna, Ohio.  May 2015
  • Edward J. Johnson, 59, BS '77, mechanical engineering, worked for more than 30 years in the power industry, primarily with Xcel Energy. He lived in Woodbury, Minnesota. May 2015
  • William Hanna, 72, BS '69, agricultural economics, worked for IMC for 18 years and later owned and operated the Laurel Liquor Store. He also owned a farm in Carbon County, Montana. He lived in Joliet, Montana.  May 2015
  • Gale Smith, 90, BS '52, arts and science, worked for the North Dakota State Employment Service and returned to NDSU serving as placement director for 20 years. He lived in Moorhead. May 2015
  • Ralph Harmon, 93, BS '48, animal science, was a former World War II and North Dakota Air National Guard pilot. Among his medals were the Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal, Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. He later operated his family farm near Carrington, North Dakota. He lived in Carrington. May 2015



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