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Category: Obituaries

  • Maurice Lykke, 93, BS ’50 animal science, was a USDA inspector at several locations in Iowa, as well as North Dakota and Nebraska. He lived in Fargo.
  • Robert Spolum, 87, honorary doctorate ’95 was a businessman who guided the growth of the North Dakota-based Melroe Company – now known as Doosan Bobcat. He helped establish the company’s Bobcat loader in the European market, and served as company president for 25 years. He was a director of the National Association of Manufacturers and chaired the Association of Equipment Manufacturers in 1988. He also was a director with the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, Fargo-Cass County Industrial Development Association, First Bank of Fargo, Pioneer Mutual Life Insurance Co., Ottertail Power, U.S. West (N.D.) Advisory Board and NDSU President’s Advisory Board. He lived in Fargo. 
  • Larry Monico, 76, MS ’66 mathematics, early on taught at St. Cloud State University. He also worked as a master farrier and taught equine care classes at several Minnesota vocational schools. He later expanded his farming operation, M&O Farms, from a 180-acre field to more than 10,000 irrigated acres. He eventually built the largest climate-controlled potato warehouse in the country. He lived in Park Rapids, Minnesota.
  • Gary Grundy, 80, BS ’64 electrical and electronic engineering, worked at Unisys, which became Lockheed Martin, and ultimately retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield. He later worked as a business consultant mentoring corporations and nonprofits on how to improve their work processes. He lived in Lakeville, Minnesota.
  • Grace (Hammarstedt) Mork, 103, BS ’44 home economics, worked for Grant County and Morton County welfare services, and later managed the Expanded Nutrition Program for the Morton County Extension Service. She lived in Mandan, North Dakota. 
  • Merle McMorrow, 95, BS ’49 civil engineering, worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in Bismarck, North Dakota, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the U.S. Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams. He also was national president of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team and president of the North Dakota chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. The World War II Army veteran lived in Fargo.
  • Barbara Brecke, 81, MEd ’96 counseling and guidance, had a long career in the field of human services, including teaching literacy at McKinley Elementary School in Fargo. She lived in Fargo. 
  • Dwight Schroeder, 67, BA ’75 economics, was a personal finance counselor at Village Family Service Center, Fargo. He was Counselor of the Year in 2009 and was honored with the Human Relations Award by the City of Fargo in 2011. He lived in Fargo.
  • Loretta (Kuhn) Aipperspach, 90, BS ’58 pharmacy, was employed with White Drug in Jamestown, North Dakota, as a pharmacist until her retirement in 1993. She was a member of the North Dakota Pharmaceutical Association, Red Hats Society and Jamestown Elkettes. She lived in Jamestown. 
  • Laurie (Ostrem) Kline, 71, BS ’70 speech, worked in early childhood education. She lived in Shorewood, Minnesota.

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