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  • Dwayne Trautman, 79, BS ’57, business administration, worked at numerous John Deere facilities during his 38-year career with the company. He lived in Erie, Pennsylvania. October 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
  • Dr. John Moyer, 92, BS ’43, zoology, bacteriology, delivered more than 7,000 during his 30-year medical career in the Spokane, Washington, area. He also was a state legislator for 10 years and served on numerous local boards. He lived in Spokane. October 2014
  • Ramona (Corliss) Ortega, 62, AD ’83, nursing, worked for several years in east Texas as an agency nurse. She was employed at Exceptional Home Care, where she worked with chronically ill children. She lived in Tyler, Texas. October 2014
  • Phillips Olmstead, 82, BS ’53, animal husbandry, was a county agent with the Montana Extension Service before embarking on a banking career. He later was a real estate appraiser and hobby farmer. He lived in Cut Bank, Montana. October 2014
  • Barbara (Scatterday) Sornsin, 96, BS ’39, food and nutrition, clothing and textiles, taught home economics at Rugby, North Dakota, High School. She served on the Friendship Inc. board and was volunteer coordinator of St. John's Hospital Auxiliary. She lived in Littleton, Colorado. October 2014
  • Maureen (Salo) Enget, 71, BS ’65, home economics education, was a teacher in Woodland Park, Colorado, where she was recognized with a teacher of the year award. She lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado. October 2014
  • Michael “Skip” Kotchman, 68, BS ’67, MS ’69, entomology, owned Campbell Beach Farm and Nursery and also worked for NoDak Electric and AgTech. In addition, he was a farm credit counselor and conducted inventory of various closed missile sites for ITT Federal Electric Corp. He lived in Mountain, North Dakota. October 2014
  • Magnus "Mike" Johnson, 97, BS ’41, general agriculture, was a partner in Otto Klindworth Seed and Supply, which later became Rosenau Seed Co. He retired in 1970. He was a member of Jaycees, Kiwanis and Elks Club. He lived in Carrington, North Dakota. October 2014



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