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Category: Obituaries

  • Carol (Sanstead) Shubeck, 96, BS ’42 home economics education, was the Douglas County Minnesota 4H Club agent from 1946-48 and the Minnesota State 4H Club agent from 1948-51. She later served as local 4H Club leader in Brookings and Clay County in South Dakota for more than 20 years. She lived in Beresford, South Dakota. 
  • Allagene (Jefferis) Mason, 97, BS ’42 home economics education, worked in Chile for 23 years for the United Methodist Church, serving as manager of a boys’ agricultural school boarding department and helped establish a girls’ school. She lived in Bozeman, Montana.
  • Darold Axtman, 77, BS ’63 soil science, was a decorated former Navy pilot who rose to the rank of captain and was Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of the Navy as director of U.S. Navy Research, Development and Evaluation. He served as the Navy’s principal U.S. Delegate to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization - Armaments (Technology) Developments Test and Evaluation Committee. Included among his many honors were the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Robert Nowatzki, 75, BS ’67 agricultural economics, was superintendent of NDSU’s Langdon research center for 10 years. He later farmed from 1979 to retirement in 1995. He served in the North Dakota House of House of Representatives from 1982-92 and 1999-2000. He was a Harvest Bowl Honoree in 1987 for Cavalier County. He lived in Langdon, North Dakota. 
  • Nathan Crosby, 94, BS ’45 arts and science, was an accountant for Valley City, North Dakota, and later vice president of business affairs for Valley City State University. He lived in North Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Lorraine (Bollinger) Lyngstad, 90, Diploma ’47 Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, worked as a psychiatric nurse at Miller Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, and later was a volunteer at the Roger Maris Cancer Center, Fargo. She lived in Fargo.
  • Rodney Fischer, 69, BS ’70 animal science, worked for Wood Products in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and later operated Rod's Custom Cabinets and worked for Community Contractors building custom cabinetry and wood trim. He lived in Grand Forks. 
  • Jon Christensen, 66, BS ’73 agricultural education, was a teacher and wrestling coach at Ashby and Frazee, Minnesota, before operating the family dairy farm near Lake Park, Minnesota. In 1988, he was named King Agassiz for Becker County. He lived in Duluth, Georgia.
  • Steven Malakowsky, 68, BS ’81 soil science, was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam era and later served in the North Dakota Air National Guard. He was a soil scientist with the North Dakota Soil Conservation Service. He lived in Hawley, Minnesota.
  • Doris (Good) Sturlaugson Otto, 96, BS ’43 home economics, taught school for several years, and created the first accredited boys' home economics class in North Dakota. She lived in Fargo. 

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