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  • Robin Wilson, 61, BA ’97 sociology, worked at the Cass County jail, retiring when he was 55. He then worked for Digi-Key until his death. He was an Air Force veteran who lived in Fargo.
  • Philip Larsen, 81, BS ’65 mechanical engineering, was employed as a mechanical engineer and product planner for John Deere Dubuque Works for 36 years, retiring in 2001. He lived in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Rosemary (Dillman) Wingerter, 68, Diploma ’79 Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, started her career at Mandan Hospital in Mandan, North Dakota, and then worked at Med Center 1 in Bismarck, North Dakota, until 1987. She later worked at a urology clinic and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska. She lived in Fairbanks.
  • Cheryl Brooks, 70, BS ’74 bacteriology, MEd ’83, educational administration, was employed at a cancer research lab at Kansas State, Manhattan, Kansas, and later worked for the North Dakota Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. She then joined the University of North Dakota’s Disabled Student Services. She lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  • Rodney Paulson, 74, BS ’70 electrical and electronic engineering, worked for Texas Instruments, Dallas, where he traveled extensively and developed a passion for photography. He was honored twice as the photographer of the year by the Texans Camera Club. He then relocated to Seattle, where he had a second career with Ivey Photo Labs. He lived in Seattle.
  • Barbaranell (McMurray) Collier, 90, BS ’54 home economics education, taught at area schools and later was a substitute teacher in the Chenowith, Oregon, school district. She then worked for Nelson Tire Co. She lived in Wilsonville, Oregon.
  • Rev. Grael Gannon, 88, MA ’12 history, served as pastor in Wilton, Carson and Park River, North Dakota, as well as other rural congregations. He was a founder of Shiloh Christian School, served as its first superintendent and taught at the school for 29 years. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • David Dunham, 72, MS ’81 natural resources management, taught high school science in Velva and Cooperstown, North Dakota. After a short stint managing his father's hardware stores, he was the city forester in Valley City, North Dakota. He lived in Valley City.
  • Berdeal (Bollingberg) Bergo, 95, BS ’49 home economics, taught home economics in Bowman, North Dakota, and managed the food service department at the State Industrial School in Mandan, North Dakota. She and her husband owned and operated the Chateau Inn Pancake House in Bismarck, North Dakota, for 13 years.  Later, she worked for OMF in Bismarck and Dayton’s in Minneapolis. She lived in Bismarck.
  • Apalona (Schaetzel) Kiser, 102, Diploma ’43 Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, was a nurse in Denver; Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Connecticut. She and her husband later operated a farm. She lived in Park River, North Dakota.


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