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  • Marvin Gebhardt, 91, BS ’44, electrical and electronic engineering, worked for Minnkota Power Cooperative in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where he rose to the position of chief engineer in 1961 and intersystems relations coordinator in 1983. Five years after his 1988 retirement, the Siemens Westinghouse Corp presented him with the Nikola Tesla Award for his contributions to the electrification of rural North Dakota and Minnesota. He lived in Jamestown, North Dakota. July 2014
  • Loran Paczkowski, 76, BS ’59, pharmacy, worked as a pharmacist in Bottineau, North Dakota, and Virginia and Duluth, Minnesota. He later owned West Fargo Drug and Almklov's Drug Store in Cooperstown, North Dakota. He lived in Fargo. July 2014
  • C. Milo Benson, 76, BS ’61, mathematics, taught and served as principal at schools in Kathryn and Fingal, North Dakota, before beginning a 28-year career at Fargo South High School. An Army veteran, he was stationed in West Germany for two years. He lived in Nome, North Dakota. July 2014
  • Sandra M. Olson, 69, BUS ’77, university studies, worked in the trucking industry safety department for EW Wylie, Thompson Brothers, J Mar, Valley Express and Midnight Express. She lived in West Fargo, North Dakota. July 2014
  • Charles “Casey” Finnegan, 84, BS ’52, arts and science, was an Air Force veteran who was deployed to Germany and France. He later was the chief demonstration pilot for Northrup Aviation in Los Angeles and then flew for Pacific Southwest Airlines, retiring as a captain in 1985. He lived in Escondido, California.  July 2014
  • Nathan Hust, 34, BS ’06, recreation management, worked for such teams as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild, Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and University of Minnesota Gophers. He later was a credit loan officer for Wells Fargo. He lived in Eagan, Minnesota. July 2014
  • Philip C. Peterson, 83, BS ’61, agricultural education, was a famer and teacher at the Hallock, Minnesota, school system. He retired in 1994. He also was a member of the Peterson-Swanson Family Singers. He lived in Hallock. July 2014
  • Robb Quick, 49, BS ’88, mathematics, held several positions with Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon, including director of business strategy and implementation. He previously worked for Boeing in Seattle. He coached soccer and volunteered at the Special Olympics. He lived in Portland. July 2014
  • Kenneth A. Johnson, 69, BS ’6, mathematics, worked most of his career as a systems analyst at Control Data in Minneapolis. He lived in Perham, Minnesota, spending winters in Green Valley, Arizona.  July 2014
  • Ronald G. Gillund, 69, BS ’67, pharmacy, worked as a pharmacist in Minot and Bismarck, North Dakota; Crookston, Hastings, Red Wing and Duluth, Minnesota; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Following retirement, he was a truck driver and a photographer for Yary-White Sports Photography. He lived in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.  July 2014



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