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  • 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
  • Arthur “Duane” Fossum, 92, BS ’47, agricultural engineering, worked 40 years for Nodak Rural Electric Cooperative, retiring as general manager. He lived in Maple Grove, Minnesota. October 2014
  • Richard Maluski, 74, BS ’70, agronomy, was a district conservationist for the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service for more than 20 years. He lived in Stanley, North Dakota  October 2014
  • Dallas Zimmerman, 76, BS ’61, PhD ’65, chemistry, was an employee of 3M Co. He lived in Stillwater, Minnesota. October 2014
  • Robert Fischer, 93, BS ’52, agricultural engineering, was a project engineer for the USDA Soil Conservation Service for 35 years. He lived in Fargo. October 2014
  • Connie (Eichhorst) Carpentier, 64, BS ’71, history education, worked for Montana Dakota Utilities; The Finder, an advertising newspaper in southwestern North Dakota; and Montana State University. She lived in Rolla, Missouri. October 2014
  • Arnold Sakshaug, 86, BS ’51, civil engineering, worked with American Standard Oil in Newark, Delaware; Gary, Indiana; and Mandan, North Dakota. He retired in 1985. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. October 2014
  • Elizabeth (Jones) Lemm, 82, BS ’55, textiles and clothing, farmed with her husband, Duane, near Kelso, North Dakota. Active in her community, she was a 4-H leader, an election judge and member of the hospital auxiliary. She also served on the boards of the Traill County Farm Bureau and Jamestown College. She lived in Hillsboro, North Dakota. October 2014
  • Ronald Bruesch, 81, BUS ’80, university studies, was a longtime auto body instructor at the North Dakota State College of Science. He retired in 1998 as an associate professor. He was a contributing editor for a leading auto body magazine, Body Shop Business. He also was a district director for the North Dakota Auto Body Association. In 2000, he was inducted in the Auto Body Association Hall of Fame. He lived in Wahpeton, North Dakota. October 2014



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